Introduction to Montgomery, New Jersey
Montgomery, New Jersey, in Somerset county, is 18 miles N of Trenton, New Jersey and 35 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is conveniently located inside the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metropolitan area. There are an estimated 17,481 people in Montgomery.
The earliest landowners of this region were actually speculators who did not live in the area themselves, but sold parts of their land to various companies. These tracts of land were then subdivided and sold to people who planned to settle in the area. The area was originally referred to as the Western Precinct of Somerset County. It was established as Montgomery Township in 1798. The town was named in honor of Colonel Richard Montgomery.
Montgomery and nearby Attractions
- Black River & Western Railroad
- Leonard Buck Garden
- Rutgers Gardens
- Albert Einstein House
- Howell Living History Farm
- Round Valley Recreation Area
Things To Do In Montgomery
Montgomery has a quaint, rural atmosphere. The people of this town have consistently demonstrated their commitment to preserving the natural beauty of their town. The town has provisions for diverse recreational activities, and offers a wonderful lifestyle that has both suburban and rural characteristics.
Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.
Montgomery Higher Education
One can pursue higher studies at Drew University, the College of New Jersey, Princeton University and Rider University.