Introduction to Montville, New Jersey
Montville, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 4 miles NE of Parsippany, New Jersey and 16 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Newark metropolitan area. Montville contains a population of approximately 20,839.
Dutch farmers from New Amsterdam settled in this region in the early 18th century. The town was initially called "Uyle-Kill", Dutch for "Owl-Kill," which actually referred to the creek and valley that ran through the region. By the 1740s, the population had begun expanding, and the construction of the first road was underway. Montville was incorporated as a township on April 11, 1867. It functioned as a major military route during the American Revolutionary War. According to some sources, Montville took its name from Mandeville Inn, the spelling of which gradually evolved into Montville.
Montville and nearby Attractions
- Boonton Historical Society and Museum
- Craftsman Farms - Stickley Museum
- New Jersey Performing Arts Center
- Fairy Tale Forest
- Knoll East Country Club
Things To Do In Montville
Travelers interested in the historical and cultural background of the township of Montville should pay a visit to the Montville Township Museum and the Boonton Historical Society and Museum. Craftsman Farms is a national historic landmark founded as a farm and school for the Arts and Crafts movement. It currently operates as a museum. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is also nearby. A huge favorite with kids is the Fairy Tale Forest which is basically an amusement park designed as an enchanted forest.
Newark International Airport is nearby.
Montville Higher Education
Bloomfield College, Caldwell College, Montclair State University, William Paterson University and the College of Saint Elizabeth provide opportunities for higher education.