Introduction to Clayton, New Jersey
The area which is now known as Clayton, was initially created as Clayton Township. It was formed from parts of the Franklin Township, on February 5th, 1858. Parts of Clayton Township were used to create Glassboro Township on March 11th, 1878. By an Act of the New Jersey Legislature, Clayton was officially formed as a borough from parts of Clayton Township, on May 9th, 1887. The remaining part of the township was taken over on April 14th, 1908 by the Borough of Clayton, which led to the township's dissolution.
Clayton and Nearby Attractions
- Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village
- Parvin State Park
- Brandywine Zoo
- New Jersey State Aquarium
- Heritage Glass Museum
- Camden Children's Garden
Things To Do In Clayton
There are numerous historical sites, such as Caleb Pusey House and Landingford Plantation, John Wanamaker House, Gloria Dei Church National Historical Site, and Fort Mifflin near Clayton. Local churches include Saint Catherine’s Church and Saint Paul’s Church. Other places of interest nearby include the New Jersey State Aquarium, the Camden Children’s Garden, and the Adventure Aquarium. Museums such as the American Swedish Historical Museum, Garden State Discovery Museum and the Salem County Historical Society Museum, display artifacts depicting the historical background of the area.
Philadelphia International Airport is nearby.
Clayton Higher Education
Colleges close to Clayton include Rowan University, Gloucester County College, and Community College of Philadelphia.