Introduction to Emerson, New Jersey
Emerson was originally established as the Borough of Etna. It was named after a railroad station in the area. The community was established on April 8, 1903 from parts of Washington Township. On March 9, 1909, the community was renamed Emerson in honor of writer Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Emerson and nearby Attractions
- American Folk Art Museum
- Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
- Sprain Ridge Park
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton House
- Meadowlands Museum
- Palisades Interstate Park
Things To Do In Emerson
The Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic, the DeWint House, and the Morris-Jumel Mansion are some of the historic sites located within 10 miles of Emerson. The town also offers easy access to several museums, including the Schoolhouse Museum, the Bergen Museum of Art & Science and the Pascack Historical Society Museum. The Campgaw Mountain Reservation, the Ramapo Valley County Reservation and the Palisades Interstate Park are some of the popular destinations in the area. Brooklyn Heights Promenade, another popular attraction, offers views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and downtown Manhattan.
Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.
Emerson Higher Education
Bergen Community College, Saint Thomas Aquinas College, and Manhattan College are all nearby.