Introduction to Verona, New Jersey
Verona, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 4 miles SW of Clifton, New Jersey and 7 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Newark metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 13,533 people lived in Verona.
Verona, along with some of its neighboring towns, was originally known as the Horseneck Tract. The area today known as Verona was initially inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. It was renamed Caldwell Township after the Revolutionary War. During mid-19th century, the name of Caldwell was changed to Vernon Valley. But the name was changed to Verona as there was already another Vernon Valley in Sussex County. On April 30, 1907, Verona was incorporated.
Verona and nearby Attractions
- Verona Park
- Eagle Rock Reservation
- Montclair Art Museum
- Nutley Museum
- Lambert Castle Museum
- Edgemont Memorial Park
- Israel Crane House
Things To Do In Verona
The town includes a baseball and football park, two softball and baseball fields and an artificial turf field. Apart from these, the Recreation Department of Verona also organizes a number of events throughout the year.
Newark Liberty International is the closest major airport.
Verona Higher Education
The nearest colleges and universities are Montclair State University, Bloomfield College and Caldwell College.