Introduction to Butler, New Jersey
This area was originally known as West Bloomingdale. In the mid 1800s, the Pequannock Valley Paper Company and the Newbrough Hard Rubber Company started their operations in this area. These two manufacturing entities had a significant impact on the economic development of the region. In 1881, the community was renamed Butler after Richard Butler, an entrepreneur and owner of the Hard Rubber Company. Over time, a post office and a larger railroad station were constructed in the area. Butler was officially incorporated on March 13, 1901.
Butler and nearby Attractions
- American Labor Museum
- Campgaw Mountain Reservation
- Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
- Ringwood Manor House Museum
- Empire State Building
- Bergen County Zoological Park
Things To Do In Butler
The American Labor Museum and the Lambert Castle Museum house exhibits reflecting the historical and cultural background of the region. Ringwood Manor, which was once to a number of ironmasters, now includes collections of period furniture and paintings. The Van Riper-Hopper House is also accessible from Butler. Darlington County Park has two lakes and beaches, and also offers opportunities for swimming, fishing, volleyball, tennis and handball. Ringwood State Park, spread across 5,237 acres, features manor houses, botanical gardens, nature trails,and picnic areas.
Newark Liberty International is the nearest major airport.
Butler Higher Education
William Paterson University of New Jersey, Ramapo College of New Jersey and Passaic County Community College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.