Introduction to Metuchen, New Jersey
Metuchen, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 3 miles NE of Edison, New Jersey and 16 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. Part of the surrounding Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metro area, Metuchen is home to some 12,840 residents.
Metuchen was initially a part of the Raritan Township. The name "Metuchen" first appeared in the late 1600s. The town probably derives its name from that of a Native American chief called "Matouchin." The 19th century saw significant growth and development in this town. Railroads were built, lighting systems installed, and a lot of social, cultural and religious diversification took place. The town of Metuchen was officially incorporated on the March 20, 1900.
Metuchen and nearby Attractions
- Metuchen Public Library
- Woodburn Hall
- Jewish Community Center of Metuchen
- Liberty Hall
- Staten Island Zoo
- Rutgers Gardens
Things To Do In Metuchen
The Metuchen Station and the Jewish Community Center of Metuchen are all worth taking a look at. Among the nearby historic sites and museums are the Liberty Hall, the Buccleuch Mansion, the Drake House Museum, and the Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower & Museum. The Zimmerli Art Museum and the Hungarian Heritage Center have some very popular exhibits. The Staten Island Zoo, the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary and the Reeves-Reed Arboretum can prove to be ideal outings for children.
Newark Liberty International Airport is nearby.
Metuchen Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are available at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the Middlesex County College, Union County College, Devry Institute, and Kean University.