Introduction to Harrison, New Jersey
Harrison, New Jersey, in Hudson county, is 1 mile NE of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Jersey City area. There are 14,424 residents in Harrison.
The area of Harrison was originally occupied by the Unami tribe of Native Americans. After the coming of European explorers, the land was granted to Captain William Sanford from Barbados, and went on to be referred as "New Barbados Neck." The Europeans purchased this area from the Indians and in 1825, New Barbados Neck was renamed and incorporated as the Township of Lodi. In 1840, Hudson County was formed and the Township of Harrison was created as a part of it.
Harrison and nearby Attractions
- Branch Brook Park
- Weequahic Park
- Eagle Rock Reservation
- New Jersey Historical Society Museum
- Newark Museum
- Meadowlands Environment Center
Things To Do In Harrison
Harrison has excellently maintained parks and playgrounds, which have facilities for many types of outdoor sports. The local community center organizes a variety of recreational activities for the townspeople.
Newark International Airport is the closest major airport.
Harrison Higher Education
There are several good educational institutions around the town, including Rutgers University, Essex County College, Hudson County Community College and Saint Peters College.