Introduction to Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Perth Amboy, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 3 miles S of Woodbridge, New Jersey and 16 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The city is in the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon area. There are 47,303 residents in Perth Amboy.
Perth Amboy History
In 1683, Perth Amboy was settled in for the first time. It was named after the fourth earl of Perth. Perth Amboy was incorporated as a city in 1718. From 1686 to 1776, this city served as the state capital. The city hall of Perth Amboy was built in 1685 and is the oldest city hall in the United States.
Perth Amboy and nearby Attractions
- Kearny Cottage
- East Brunswick Museum
- New Jersey Museum of Agriculture
- Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower & Museum
- Cheesequake State Park
Things To Do In Perth Amboy
There are a number of historical buildings in Perth Amboy. The city also offers several scenic landscapes, which are ideal for family picnics. In addition, the town also offers outdoor sports facilities like tennis courts, pool tables and basketball courts. There is also a yacht club and a marina near the Waterfront of Perth Amboy.
Perth Amboy Transportation
International air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International.
Perth Amboy Higher Education
Union County College provides facilities for higher education.