Introduction to Morristown, New Jersey
Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 5 miles SW of Parsippany, New Jersey and 16 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town is considered part of the Newark metropolitan area. Morristown has a population of 18,544.
The first European settlers arrived in this area in the early years of the 17th century. At that time a substantial trade involving furs existed between the natives of the region and the Europeans. The English captured this area in 1664 and Sir George Carteret took control of it. According to historical records, the first permanent settlement of Europeans began in 1715 with the founding of a village called New Hanover. The area was incorporated as Morristown in April 1865.
Morristown and nearby Attractions
- Morristown National Historical Park
- Loyola Retreat House (Footes Mansion)
- Frelinghuysen Arboretum
- Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
- Speedwell Ironworks
- Washington's Headquarters
Things To Do In Morristown
Morristown has been called the military capital of the American Revolution. The residents of the town have preserved their glorious history very well and the area is home to many places of historical significance.
Newark International Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Morristown Higher Education
One can pursue higher education at Drew University, County College of Morris, Seton Hall University and Union County College.