Introduction to Washington, New Jersey
In 1868, the borough of Washington separated from the Washington Township, and was officially incorporated on February 20th, 1868. Numerous transportation routes were established in the 19th century, including the Morris & Essex Railroad and the Morris Canal. As a result, the community experienced significant growth and development and soon became a center for farmers from surrounding townships. In the later half of the 19th and 20th century, Washington emerged as a major producer of musical instruments, especially organs. Since Washington was within commutable distance of the New York City area, it experienced large population growth in the post World War II years.
Washington and Nearby Attractions
- Hackettstown Historical Museum
- Stroud Mansion
- Old Stone House Village
- Black River & Western Railroad
- Hacklebarney State Park
- Leonard Buck Garden
Things To Do In Washington
The Hackettstown Historical Museum, Warren County Historical Society Museum, Hunterdon Historical Museum, and Lebanon Museum display artifacts and memorabilia of historical importance. The Red Mill Museum Village is a former mill and includes a general store, a schoolhouse, and a working blacksmith shop. Hunterdon Museum of Art is a historical mill featuring modern and contemporary works of art. Waterloo Village, and Stroud Mansion are two historical sites located close to Washington. A variety of recreational amenities are provided by the Hacklebarney State Park, Stephens State Park, Spruce Run Recreational Area, Schooleys Mountain Park, and Round Valley Recreational Area. Among the other popular destinations are Leonard Buck Garden, Black River & Western Railroad, and theme parks such as Wild West City and Northlandz.
Air transportation is available from the Lehigh Valley International Airport.
Washington Higher Education
Washington is home to the Warren County Community College. Other colleges nearby are Lafayette College, Northampton County Area Community College, and Rariton Valley Community College.