Introduction to Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Englewood Cliffs History
In Englewood in 1791, a farmer warned Washington’s men about the advancing British army and changed the course of the nation’s history. Had an encounter taken place between the two armies, Washington’s ill-equipped forces would have surely lost to Cornwalli’s army. William O. Allison, the first mayor, was the prime supporter of the region’s separation from Englewood in 1895. Englewood Cliffs was established as a borough on May 10, 1895.
Englewood Cliffs and nearby Attractions
- DeWint House
- American Museum of Natural History
- Grover Cleveland Birthplace
- George Washington Bridge
- Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
Things To Do In Englewood Cliffs
Nearby museums include the American Labor Museum, the Belskie Museum of Art and Science and the New Jersey Children's Museum. The DeWint House, Hermitage and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House are accessible from Englewood as well. Local parks include the Blauvelt State Park, the Campgaw Mountain Reservation and the Ringwood State Park. The Bergen County Zoological Park and the New Jersey Botanical Garden are also nearby.
Englewood Cliffs Transportation
Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.
Englewood Cliffs Higher Education
Colleges located near Englewood Cliffs include Barnard College, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and Boricua College.