Introduction to Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Phillipsburg, New Jersey, in Warren county, is 10 miles NE of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and 51 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Newark metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 15,166 people lived in Phillipsburg.
Phillipsburg was created from portions of land from Phillipsburg Township, which is now known as Lopatcong Township. It was incorporated in March 1861 and named after an early settler, William Phillips. Since this town is situated at the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware rivers, it used to be a significant transportation center in the era of canal shipping.
Phillipsburg and nearby Attractions
- Bethlehem Area Public Library
- Merrill Creek Environmental Resource Center
- Bushkill Park
- National Canal Museum
- Volendam Windmill Museum
- Harkers Hollow Golf Course
Things To Do In Phillipsburg
The town celebrates holidays by organizing special programs which are quite entertaining. The Harkers Hollow Golf course is very popular among golf lovers.
Lehigh Valley International Airport offers regular flights.
Phillipsburg Higher Education
One can opt for higher studies at Lafayette College, Lehigh University or Moravian College.