Introduction to Glassboro, New Jersey
Glassboro, New Jersey, in Gloucester county, is 11 miles S of Gloucester, New Jersey and 17 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 19,068 people lived in Glassboro.
The history of Glassboro revolves around the manufacturing of glass. The town was founded by Solomon Stanger in 1779. It was initially called "Glass Works in the Woods" because of its glass factory. One of the most significant points in the history of Glassboro was a summit conference hosted by American President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Premier Aleksei Ksygin in 1967.
Glassboro and nearby Attractions
- Glassboro Heritage Glass Museum
- Lake Oberst
- Deptford Mall
- Renlund Memorial Park
- New Street Park
- Robinson Field
Things To Do In Glassboro
The town has several parks, as well as a Family Swimming pool. There are many athletic fields which have facilities for playing a variety of sports. The Park and Recreation commission operates various clubs and also arranges different events catering to the interests of adults as well as children.
Philadelphia International is the closest major airport.
Glassboro Higher Education
Rowan University, Gloucester Community College, Camden County College and Rutgers are all located in the neighboring areas.