Introduction to Hackettstown, New Jersey
Hackettstown, New Jersey, in Warren county, is 21 miles W of Parsippany, New Jersey and 35 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town is conveniently located inside the Newark metropolitan area. There are an estimated 10,403 people in Hackettstown.
Hackettstown is now home to the Mars Corporation Headquarters, one of the largest chocolate producing companies of the world. It was first settled by Obadiah Ayers II in 1754. He bought around 1,200 acres of land in this region and went about developing it and selling plots to early settlers. The primary occupation of these early settlers was farming. In March of 1853, Hackettstown was officially established from portions of Independence Township.
Hackettstown and nearby Attractions
- Allamuchy Mountain State Park
- Stephens State Park
- Budd Lake
- Hackettstown Historical Museum
- Schooleys Mountain Park
- Wild West City
Things To Do In Hackettstown
Hackettstown and the surrounding area are blessed with great natural beauty. Vast open spaces and parklands facilitate a variety of activities. They serve as popular picnic spots and playgrounds. The town museum provides valuable insights into the area’s history. The townspeople are kept busy with a variety of activities planned by the recreation department.
Flights are available from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Hackettstown Higher Education
The County College of Morris and the Raritan Valley Community College are within half an hour’s drive of Hackettstown.