Introduction to Bedminster, New Jersey
By a Royal Charter, Bedminster was formed from parts of the Northern precinct on April 4th, 1749. An Act of the New Jersey Legislature officially incorporated the area on February 21st, 1798. Parts of the township were used to form Peapack-Gladstone on March 28th, 1912. Bedminster was home to the headquarters of AT&T, before it merged with SBC Communications. Presently, the Global Network Operations Center of AT&T is located in Bedminster. The community was also home to the corporate headquarters for Verizon Wireless, prior to its relocation to Basking Ridge, in 2006.
Bedminster and Nearby Attractions
- Hackettstown Historical Museum
- Spruce Run Recreation Area
- Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
- Turtle Back Zoo
- Leonard Buck Garden
- Wild West City
Things To Do In Bedminster
Notable locations in the area include Fairwiew Farm Wildlife Preserve, Somerset County Park, Duke Island Park and, Chimney Rock Ice Rink. Opportunities to play golf are available at the New Jersey National Golf Club, Trump National Golf Club, and Fiddler's Elbow Country Club. Parks near Bedminster include Morristown National Historical Park, Stephens State Park, West Essex Park, and Hacklebarney State Park. Bedminster hosts the Fall Fest in September.
Flights are available from Newark International Airport.
Bedminster Higher Education
Colleges close to Bedminster include Bloomfield College, Drew University and Bergen Community College.