Introduction to Kenilworth, New Jersey
Kenilworth was formed in the late 1890s, after the New Orange Industrial Association purchased land from the Cranford and Union Townships. The land was then divided into building lots and sold. Eventually, a number of large industries were drawn to the area and established operations there. It was incoroporated and given its current name on May 13, 1907. According to sources, this name was inspired by the town of Kenilworth in England.
Kenilworth and nearby Attractions
- New Jersey Historical Society Museum
- Alice Austen House Museum
- Edison National Historic Site
- Lenape Park
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- South Mountain Reservation
Things To Do In Kenilworth
Exhibits at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts depict the pre-industrial history and lifestyles of people living in New Jersey. The New Jersey Historical Society Museum, the Montclair Art Museum, the Staten Island Children's Museum, and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art are some of the other museums in the area. The 408-acre Eagle Rock Reservation and the 2,047-acre South Mountain Reservation are within 10 miles of Kenilworth. Washington Rock State Park, Branch Brook Park and Weequahic Park offer fishing, camping, boating and picnicking opportunities. In addition, the town offers easy access to other popular attractions like the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, the Bergen County Zoological Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the New York Aquarium.
Newark Liberty International is the nearest major airport.
Kenilworth Higher Education
Union County College, Kean University and Seton Hall University are all nearby.