Introduction to Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Scotch Plains, New Jersey, in Union county, is 7 miles SW of Union, New Jersey and 12 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is considered part of the Newark metropolitan area. Scotch Plains has a population of 22,732.
Scotch Plains History
In 1684, Europeans settled in Scotch Plains for first time. At that time, it was used as a stop on the stage coach line that ran between New York and Philadelphia. On March 6, 1878, this area was incorporated as Fanwood Township. Prior to that, present day Scotch Plains was a part of the Westfield Township and Plainfield Township. On March 29, 1917, it was renamed to Scotch Plains. The first African-American country club of United States, the Shady Rest Country Club, was established in Scotch Plains.
Scotch Plains and nearby Attractions
- Bowcraft Amusement Park
- Green Forest Park
- Crane Phillips Living Museum
- Liberty Hall
- Brookside Park
- Morristown National Historical Park
Things To Do In Scotch Plains
Scotch Plains includes a number of parks where you can enjoy several recreational activities. The town also includes numerous restaurants and shopping areas. In addition, the Recreational Department of Scotch Plains organizes many events and programs all through the year.
Scotch Plains Transportation
Newark International is the nearest major airport.
Scotch Plains Higher Education
Union County College, the College of Saint Elizabeth, Seton Hall University, Kean University and Drew University offer facilities for higher studies.