Introduction to Hillsborough, New Jersey
Hillsborough, New Jersey, in Somerset county, is 11 miles W of Edison, New Jersey and 29 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is conveniently located inside the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metropolitan area. There are an estimated 36,634 people in Hillsborough.
The history of the region now known as Hillsborough can be dated back thousands of years. The Dutch were among the first to explore this area in the middle of the 17th century when the Unami Indians inhabited the area. It is said that the town was named after Lord Hillsborough. The Royal Charter originally created the township of Hillsborough on September 12, 1771. Later, on February 21, 1798, Hillsborough was formally incorporated as one of New Jersey's original townships.
Hillsborough and nearby Attractions
- Hungarian Heritage Museum
- Mason Gross School of the Arts Gallery
- Staten Island Zoo
- Hillsborough Country Club
- Duke Island Park
Things To Do In Hillsborough
There are a number of historical buildings within easy access of the town of Hillsborough. The Hungarian Heritage Museum highlights the Hungarian culture and history. Several other art galleries in the surrounding area include the Topeo Gallery, the Northlandz and the Gallery at Crossroads. One can also take advantage of the golf courses nearby like the Royce Brook Golf Club, East Course, the Hillsborough Country Club and the Mattawang Golf Club.
Newark International Airport is nearby.
Hillsborough Higher Education
Educational facilities are available at Rutgers University.