Introduction to Kinnelon, New Jersey
The area now known as Kinnelon, was created by the New Jersey Legislature's Act, on February 20th 1922. It was formed from portions of Pequannock Township. Kinnelon was named in honor of Francis S. Kinney, who was the founded the area. The town of Kinnelon is located in Morris County, which county was established on March 15th, 1739. It was formed from portions of Hunterdon County. Before the Europeans arrived, the county was inhabited by the Lenape Native American tribe. The Europeans settled in the early 1700s. Morris County was named in honor of Colonel Lewis Morris, the Governor of the Province of New Jersey.
Kinnelon and Nearby Attractions
- American Family Immigration History Center
- Reeves-Reed Arboretum
- National Museum of the American Indian
- Castle Clinton National Monument
- Hamilton House Museum
- Silas Condict County Park
Things To Do In Kinnelon
Museums nearby include the Museum of American Financial History, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, the New York City Police Museum, Sterling Hill Mining Museum and Whippany Railway Museum. There are several parks in the area, including Ramapo Valley County Reservation, South Mountain Reservation, Edgemont Memorial Park, Campgaw Mountain Reservation and Battery Park, which offer provisions for recreational activities of different kinds. The shopping malls include Kinnelon Mall Shopping Center and Meadtown Shopping Center.
The nearest airport is Newark Liberty International Airport.
Kinnelon Higher Education
Universities located near Kinnelon include William Paterson University of New Jersey, Montclair State University and Seton Hall University.