Introduction to Rutherford, New Jersey
Rutherford, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 2 miles SE of Passaic, New Jersey and 7 miles NE of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Bergen - Passaic area. There are 18,110 residents in Rutherford.
Walling Van Winkle was the first European settler in this area. He arrived in 1687. In its earlier years, the area that is now referred to as Rutherford was a part of the New Barbadoes Township. The area had its first post office in 1876. The Borough of Rutherford was established in 1881.
Rutherford and nearby Attractions
- William Carlos Williams Center for the Performing Arts
- Meadowlands Museum
- Nereid Boat Club
- Rutherford Memorial Park
- Lincoln Park
- Brooklyn Museum of Art
Things To Do In Rutherford
The Rutherford Memorial Park is spread over an area of 30 acres and has a football stadium, five tennis courts, two baseball diamonds, two basketball courts, five softball diamonds, a Little League baseball Filed and three playgrounds. The town also has a rowing club and a museum which focuses on the local history.
The Newark International Airport can be reached in a few minutes.
Rutherford Higher Education
The area has a number of institutions offering higher education like the Montclair State University, The Hudson County Community College and Rutgers University at Newark, among others.