Introduction to Blairstown, New Jersey
Blairstown was first surveyed by Samuel Green. This track of land, which originally belonged to the Lenni Lenape Native Americans, was first settled in by Europeans at the beginning of the 18th century. The town was originally named Smyth's Mills, but renamed a number of times before receiving its present name on January 24, 1939. It was named in honor if John I. Blair, a young businessman who settled in the region in 1822. The Township of Blairstown was officially incorporated on February 20, 1845.
Blairstown and nearby Attractions
- Franklin Mineral Museum
- Wild West City
- Stroud Mansion
- Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
- Alpine Mountain
- Waterloo Village
Things To Do In Blairstown
Local parks and outdoor recreational areas include the Worthington State Forest, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Stephens State Park and Swartswood State Park. The Franklin Mineral Museum, the Shippen Manor Museum, the Stroud Mansion, Waterloo Village and the Hackettstown Historical Museum are all accessible from Blairstown as well.
Air transportation is available from Lehigh Valley International Airport.
Blairstown Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Assumption College for Sisters, Baptist Bible College and Marywood University.