Introduction to Branchburg, New Jersey
Branchburg, New Jersey, in Somerset county, is 12 miles W of Edison, New Jersey and 28 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 14,566 people lived in Branchburg.
The original inhabitants of this area were the Raritan Native Americans. The Lord's Proprietors from East Jersey purchased most of the land from the natives by 1686. Branchburg was initially a part of the Bridgewater Township that was formed in 1749. It was incorporated as an independent township in 1741.
Branchburg and nearby Attractions
- North Branch Park
- Round Valley Recreation Area
- Duke Island Park
- U.S Bicycling Hall of Fame
- Duke Island
Things To Do In Branchburg
Branchburg is a picturesque town which has facilities for a wide range of activities. The Lamington and Raritan Rivers are popular spots where one can go swimming, boating and fishing or simply relax by the banks. The nearby parks offer opportunities for a variety of activities.
Air transportation is available from the Newark International Airport.
Branchburg Higher Education
Branchburg is also known as a college town because of the presence of the very large Raritan Valley Community College. One can also opt for Drew University or the College of Saint Elizabeth.