Introduction to Denville, New Jersey
Denville, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 3 miles NW of Parsippany, New Jersey and 19 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. Part of the surrounding Newark metro area, Denville is home to some 15,824 residents.
According to some researches, the Native Lenape Native Americans were among the first inhabitants of this region. Dutch and English settlers began to arrive in this part of the world in the early 17th century. In the 18th century, several forges and mills were established in this area. There is some dispute regarding the naming of "Denville." According to some sources, the name is in honor of one of the early settlers, Daniel Denton. However, other researches say Denville was named because of a "den" of wild animals nearby. The town was officially incorporated on April 14, 1913.
Denville and nearby Attractions
- Denville Historical Society
- Craftsman Farms - Stickley Museum
- Wick House Herb Garden
- Simon Gallery
- Rockaway River Country Club
- Fairy Tale Forest
Things To Do In Denville
The Denville Historical Society is a great place for visitors interested in the historical and cultural background of the town. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is one of the most noteworthy landmarks in the American Arts and Crafts movement. This museum houses various arts and crafts styles of home building and furnishing. Other places of interest nearby include the Wick House Herb Garden and the Simon Gallery. The Fairy Tale Forest and the Wild West City are amusement theme parks that have excellent recreational facilities for adults and children alike.
Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.
Denville Higher Education
Residents of Denville have higher educational opportunities at the College of Saint Elizabeth and at Drew University.