Introduction to Clark, New Jersey
Clark, New Jersey, in Union county, is 4 miles SW of Union, New Jersey and 9 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is conveniently located inside the Newark metropolitan area. There are an estimated 14,597 people in Clark.
This area was originally a Lenape hunting ground. European immigrants who settled here were largely dependent upon agriculture. The portion of land that came to be known as Clark was recognized as a separate community for the first time when the village of Rahway was incorporated into a city. It continued to be a part of Rahway until 1864 when residents incorporated it as an independent township and named it Clark. The name was based on Abraham Clark, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Clark and nearby Attractions
- Hyatt Hills Golf Complex
- Clark Community Pool
- Oak Ridge Golf Club
- Veteran's Memorial Park
- Funtime Junction
- Liberty Hall Museum
Things To Do In Clark
Clark was ranked 33rd in New Jersey Monthly's list of Best Places to Live in New Jersey. For recreational activities, one can check out the local golf clubs, tennis courts or go swimming at the community pool. The town also has an amusement park and other regular parks where one can relax.
The Newark International Airport is a short drive away.
Clark Higher Education
Union County College, Kean University and Seton Hall University are all nearby.