Introduction to West Windsor, New Jersey
West Windsor, New Jersey, in Mercer county, is 8 miles NE of Trenton, New Jersey and 37 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Trenton metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 21,907 people lived in West Windsor.
West Windsor History
West Windsor was originally inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Indians. It was first settled by Europeans in 1634 after English captain Thomas Yong explored the area. Earlier it included parts of the Princeton Borough, Princeton Township and East Windsor. On February 21, 1798, it was incorporated as West Windsor Township.
West Windsor and nearby Attractions
- Mercer County Park
- Princeton University Art Museum
- Trenton City Museum
- Princeton Battlefield State Park
- Albert Einstein House
- Washington Crossing State Park
Things To Do In West Windsor
West Windsor offers several parks and athletic complexes for both its residents and visitors. You can also enjoy a day trip at the local arboretum. West Windsor also organizes the Mercer County Italian American Festival every year during the month of September.
West Windsor Transportation
The nearest major airport is Trenton Mercer Airport.
West Windsor Higher Education
Mercer County Community College, Princeton University and Rider University offer higher educational facilities.