Introduction to New Providence, New Jersey
New Providence, New Jersey is 7 miles W of Union, New Jersey and 12 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Union county. The town is part of the Newark metro area. The population of New Providence is 11,907.
New Providence History
Lenni Lenape Native Americans were the original inhabitants of present-day New Providence. In 1664, the Duke of York purchased the land. At that time, it was known as the Elizabethtown Tract. The Europeans settled in this area in 1720 and the settlement was known as Turkeytown. From 1794 to 1809, the area was a part of the Springfield Township. On November 8, 1809, the Township of New Providence was incorporated.
New Providence and nearby Attractions
- Passaic River Park
- Saltbox Museum
- Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
- Washington Rock State Park
- Morristown National Historical Park
- Liberty Hall
Things To Do In New Providence
New Providence offers basketball and volleyball courts, a softball complex and tennis courts. You can also enjoy fishing on the Passaic River. New Providence also organizes a number of events and recreational programs throughout the year.
New Providence Transportation
Newark Liberty International Airport is just a few minutes away.
New Providence Higher Education
Drew University, Kean University, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Union County College and Rutgers University - New Brunswick are nearby.