Introduction to Roselle Park, New Jersey
Roselle Park, New Jersey, in Union county, is 2 miles S of Union, New Jersey and 6 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Newark metropolitan statistical area. About 13,281 people live in Roselle Park.
Roselle Park History
The Leni Lenape native Americans were the original inhabitants of the area now known as the Union county. In 1651, early Dutch colonists purchased the region from the Indians. However, they were ousted by the British in 1664. Samuel Williams is the first recorded settler in this area. He arrived here with his son in the year 1700. Railroads began to be constructed in 1839 and Roselle Park was officially incorporated on March 22, 1901.
Roselle Park and nearby Attractions
- Roselle Park Historical Society
- Veteran's Memorial Library
- Church of the Assumption
- Edison National Historic Site
- Roselle Park Museum
- Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
Things To Do In Roselle Park
Among the important historical locations in the town of Roselle Park are the Veteran's Memorial Library and the Roselle Park Historical Society. Also nearby are Liberty Hall and Boxwood Hall. While in Roselle Park, one can also pay a visit to the Crane Phillips Living Museum, the Roselle Park Museum, and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.
Roselle Park Transportation
Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Roselle Park Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are available at quite a few institutes near Roselle Park. Among these are Kean University, Union County College, Seton Hall University and Rutgers University-Newark.