Introduction to Dover, New Jersey
Dover is situated along the Rockaway River in Morris County. The town includes a large Hispanic population. The Dover exit off of Route 80 is often utilized by travelers due to being approximately halfway between Delaware Water Gap and New York City. The nearby Rockaway Mall is a popular destination for shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The downtown area is filled with restaurants and is an active area for the community. Dover is known as a walking town since most of the notable sections of the community are situated within a half of a mile of downtown. Years ago, it was a thriving location for machine shops, the textile industry and iron and mill facilities.
The county was originally inhabited by the Lenape Indians. In 1722 John Jackson acquired a large acreage in the region which had originally been purchased from the local Indians by the Proprietors of West Jersey. The close by Dickerson Mine was thriving due to its vast amount of iron ore. The ore was transported by horseback to Jackson Forge for processing.
The Iron Act was established in 1750 by members of the British Parliament. It contained an order preventing iron ore from being processed in the colonies. The Iron Act stated that all iron ore was to be transported to England for manufacturing purposes. The finished products were to be sold to people living in the colonies. In 1826 Dover was incorporated as a village. Years ago, it had been a prominent port along the Morris Canal.
Dover is served by the Morristown Municipal Airport. The Morris County Metro and the NJ Transit's Morristown Line provide transportation for the city.
Most of the noteworthy attractions are situated on the Blackwell Street district located downtown. On Sundays, from April to December a popular flea market is open downtown. The notable Heden County Park is a large acreage and is partially situated in the city. Crescent Field hosts a large number of the town's events.
Hurd Park features one of the few 1922 WW I Doughboy statues in the nation. The park is located near the India Falls. The community includes numerous other parks. The town also features a museum for children. The county is home to a large number of golf courses.
The town is home to Dover Business College.