Introduction to Kearny, New Jersey
Kearny, New Jersey, in Hudson county, is 2 miles NE of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Jersey City metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 40,513 people lived in Kearny.
Kearny was a part of the Crown Grant of 30,000 acres, which was obtained by Major William Sandford on July 4, 1668. He named the land "New Barbadoes Neck" after his homeland Barbadoes Island. On April 8, 1867, it was incorporated as a township. Prior to its incorporation, Kearny was a part of Harrison Township. On January 19, 1899, Kearny was incorporated as a town.
Kearny and nearby Attractions
- Kearny Museum
- Battery Park
- Edgemont Memorial Park
- Kearny Riverbank Park
- West Hudson Park
Things To Do In Kearny
The town of Kearny includes a number of basketball and hockey fields, football grounds and a bowling alley. You can also enjoy your leisure time in the town’s theater or in the shopping centers. The parks and museums are also ideal for a family day trip.
Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Kearny Higher Education
Rutgers University - Newark is nearby.