Introduction to Green Brook, New Jersey
Green Brook History
In 1872, a tract of land was taken from Warren Township, and North Plainfield was created. In 1926, Watchung was created from parts of North Plainfield. The remaining land was renamed in Green Brook Township in 1932. The town was named after the powerful Green Brook stream that flows in the region.
Green Brook and nearby Attractions
- Drake House Museum
- Washington Rock State Park
- Albert Einstein House
- Branch Brook Park
- Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
- Alpine Mountain
Things To Do In Green Brook
Local museums and educational centers include the Drake House Museum, the Environmental Education Center, and the Middlesex County Museum. The town is also home to the Washington Rock State Park, which commemorates the spot where George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette watched the advance of the British soldiers during the American Revolutionary War. Other nearby parks include Colonial Park, Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, and Washington Valley Park. The Albert Einstein House, Boxwood Hall, and the Israel Crane House are all nearby as well.
Green Brook Transportation
Newark International Airport is located nearby.
Green Brook Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Assumption College for Sisters, Bloomfield College and Raritan Valley Community College.