Introduction to Maplewood, New Jersey
Maplewood, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 2 miles W of Irvington, New Jersey and 5 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Newark metropolitan statistical area. About 23,868 people live in Maplewood.
Maplewood was first settled by Europeans around 1675. Prior to that, this area was inhabited by the Lenape tribes of Algonquin Native Americans. It was incorporated on April 1, 1861 as South Orange Township. At that time, it was a part of Clinton Township. In 1838, the Morris and Essex Railroad was extended to the township. A railroad station was built in Jefferson Village named Maplewood. On November 7, 1922, the South Orange Township was renamed to Maplewood.
Maplewood and nearby Attractions
- South Mountain Reservation
- Eagle Rock Reservation
- Montclair Art Museum
- Liberty Hall
- Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
- New Jersey Historical Society Museum
- Edison National Historic Site
Things To Do In Maplewood
There are several beautiful landscapes in Maplewood where one can enjoy a wonderful family picnic. The township also includes many parks, tennis courts, baseball fields and playgrounds. In addition, Maplewood includes a number of restaurants that serve quality international and regional delicacies.
International air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Maplewood Higher Education
The nearest universities and colleges are Seton Hall University, Caldwell College, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Bloomfield College.