Introduction to Weehawken, New Jersey
Weehawken, New Jersey, in Hudson county, is 1 mile S of Union City, New Jersey and 3 miles NW of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Jersey City metropolitan area. There are an estimated 13,501 people in Weehawken.
The township of Weehawken was formed on March 15, 1859. Prior to that, the area was a part of Hoboken and North Bergen. Weehawken derived its name from a Delaware Indian term meaning "place of gulls." The term is also translated as "rocks that look like trees" and "maize land." It was originally inhabited by the Lenni Lenap Native Americans.
Weehawken and nearby Attractions
- Hoboken Historical Museum
- Empire State Building
- King's Bluff
- New Museum of Contemporary Art
- Morningside Park
- Riverside Park
Things To Do In Weehawken
While staying at Weehawken, you can spend your leisure at the Weehawken Waterfront Park, which offers numerous recreational facilities. The town is also home to several historical sites. In addition, Weehawken organizes an array of recreational programs both for its residents and visitors every year.
The nearest major airport is Newark International.
Weehawken Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are provided by Touro College, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Stevens Institute of Technology, CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY College of Optometry, CUNY Graduate Center and many other colleges.