Introduction to Fairfield, New Jersey
Fairfield, New Jersey is in far northwestern Essex County.
The area now known as Fairfield, was formerly a part of the Horseneck Tract and consisted of portions of West Orange, Livingston and other places which are now the municipalities of North Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Roseland, West Caldwell, Caldwell, Essex Falls, Verona and Fairfield. The settlers bought the Horseneck Tract in 1702, and Fairfield was formed as Caldwell Township, on February 16th, 1798. It was officially incorporated on February 21st by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. The community was renamed as "Fairfield Township," on November 6th, 1963. The township was re-incorporated as a borough on June 8th, 1964, but it turned into a township again in 1979, in order to enjoy the benefits of federal revenue sharing policies in the USA.
Fairfield and Nearby Attractions
- Hamilton House Museum
- Darlington County Park
- International Center of Photography
- South Mountain Reservation
- Belskie Museum of Art and Science
- George Washington Bridge
Things To Do In Fairfield
Connecticut Audubon Center at Fairfield, Fairfield Historical Society Museum and Ogden House Museum and Gardens have interesting historical artifacts on display. Nearby museums include Belskie Museum of Art and Science, Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, American Family Immigration History Center and the Jewish Museum. Darlington County Park and Morristown National Historical Park offer provisions for a host of recreational activities.
Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Fairfield Higher Education
Universities located nearby include William Paterson University of New Jersey, Seton Hall University and Kean University.