Introduction to South Orange Village, New Jersey
The people of South Orange Village are in the Newark metropolitan area. The town has a population of 16,964.
South Orange Village History
The Lenape Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the region that is now known as the South Orange Village. The land was purchased from them in the year 1666 by Robert Treat, and in the very same year Newark was founded on the banks of the Passaic River. The region was named "Orange" after William of Orange, one of the rulers of England. Though the official incorporation date of the South Orange Village is May 4, 1869, it was then formed within the South Orange Township. In 1904 the Village of South Orange was separated from South Orange Township.
South Orange Village and nearby Attractions
- Kearny Museum
- Edison National Historic Site
- Turtle Back Zoo
- Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
- Staten Island Botanical Garden
- New York Aquarium
Things To Do In South Orange Village
Travelers to the South Orange Village can visit many of the historic sites and museums like the Edison National Historic Site, the Liberty Hall, the Kearny Museum, the Montclair Art Museum and the New Jersey Historical Society Museum. Animal lovers can take a trip to the various zoos and aquariums nearby including the Staten Island Zoo, the Turtle Back Zoo, the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary and the New York Aquarium. The Staten Island Botanical Garden and the Reeves-Reed Arboretum are places where one can spend the day out in the company of family and friends.
South Orange Village Transportation
Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.
South Orange Village Higher Education
Educational facilities are available at Bloomfield College, Caldwell College, Montclair State University, Essex County College and Seton Hall University.