Introduction to Cranford, New Jersey
Cranford, New Jersey, in Union county, is 3 miles SW of Union, New Jersey and 8 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is conveniently located inside the Newark metropolitan area. There are an estimated 22,578 people in Cranford.
Cranford was originally a part of the townships of the Linden, Westfield, Clark, Union and Springfield. It was incorporated on March 14, 1871 as a township. Cranford was named after Stephen Crane. The township once included portions of the present day Garwood and Kenilworth.
Cranford and nearby Attractions
- Cranford Historical Society Museum
- Sperry Observatory
- Nomahegan Park
- Crane-Phillips House
- McConnell Park
Things To Do In Cranford
Cranford includes several local and county parks. The town also includes well-maintained biking and hiking trails. You can also enjoy fishing at the Rahway River or rent canoes at the Cranford Canoe Club. Apart from these, the Recreation Department of Cranford sponsors many recreational programs throughout the year.
Newark Liberty International Airport is nearby.
Cranford Higher Education
The local college is Union County College. Opportunities for higher education are also provided by Kean University, Seton Hall University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.