Introduction to Rahway, New Jersey
Rahway, New Jersey, in Union county, is 3 miles N of Woodbridge, New Jersey and 10 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The city is considered part of the Newark metropolitan area. Rahway has a population of 26,500.
Originally inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Native Americans, this area had its first European settlers in 1664, when they bought the Elizabethtown Tract from the Lenape. The area was named after a local tribal chief named Rahwack. It was incorporated as a city in April, 1858.
Rahway and nearby Attractions
- Rahway Yacht Club
- Milton Lake
- Robinsons Branch
- Rahway River Park
- Merck Athletic Field
- Rahway Public Library
Things To Do In Rahway
Rahway has 10 parks, the most popular of which is the Rahway River Park. It is spread over a huge area and has picnic zones, baseball fields, a public pool and also a lake.
Newark Liberty International Airport is just twenty minutes away.
Rahway Higher Education
The Union County College is very close.