Introduction to Mount Olive, New Jersey
Mount Olive, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 16 miles W of Parsippany, New Jersey and 31 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Newark metropolitan area. Mount Olive contains a population of approximately 24,193.
Mount Olive History
Mount Olive was first settled by the Europeans in 1713. It was incorporated as a township on March 22, 1871. It was earlier a part of the Roxbury Township. Mount Olive was named after Benjamin Olive, who donated land for building a church. Until 1894, Netcong was a part of the township of Mount Olive.
Mount Olive and nearby Attractions
- Hopatcong State Park
- Schooleys Mountain Park
- Community Children's Museum
- Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
- Hackettstown Historical Museum
- Waterloo Village
Things To Do In Mount Olive
Mount Olive offers a number of recreational facilities. You can spend a perfect day trip with your family at the Budd Lake Beach. In addition, there are several parks and playgrounds in Mount Olive. The township of Mount Olive also organizes various festivals, events and programs throughout the year.
Mount Olive Transportation
Newark International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Mount Olive Higher Education
Centenary College, Assumption College for Sisters, College of Saint Elizabeth and Warren County Community College are nearby.