Introduction to Harrison, New Jersey

Harrison, New Jersey, in Hudson county, is 1 mile NE of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Jersey City area.

Harrison History

The area of Harrison was originally occupied by the Unami tribe of Native Americans. After the coming of European explorers, the land was granted to Captain William Sanford from Barbados, and went on to be referred as "New Barbados Neck." The Europeans purchased this area from the Indians and in 1825, New Barbados Neck was renamed and incorporated as the Township of Lodi. In 1840, Hudson County was formed and the Township of Harrison was created as a part of it.

Harrison and nearby Attractions

  • Branch Brook Park
  • Weequahic Park
  • Eagle Rock Reservation
  • New Jersey Historical Society Museum
  • Newark Museum
  • Meadowlands Environment Center

Things To Do In Harrison

Harrison has excellently maintained parks and playgrounds, which have facilities for many types of outdoor sports. The local community center organizes a variety of recreational activities for the townspeople.

Harrison Transportation

Newark International Airport is the closest major airport.

Harrison Higher Education

There are several good educational institutions around the town, including Rutgers University, Essex County College, Hudson County Community College and Saint Peters College.

Harrison Almanac

County Hudson County
Standard Zip Codes07029
Phone Area Codes2,01,862
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.74
Approximate Longitude-74.15

Harrison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches
Distance8.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
Distance10.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Harrison Public Libraries

Harrison Public Library
Harrison, New Jersey
(973) 483-2366

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Harrison Public Schools

Hamilton Intermediate School
223 Hamilton Street
ZIP: 7029
(973) 483-6400
Total Enrollment 302
Harrison High School
800 Hamilton Street
ZIP: 7029
(973) 482-5050
Total Enrollment 698
Knowledge Advanced Skills West
1 North Fifth Street
ZIP: 7029
(201) 662-6773
Lincoln Elementary School
221 Cross Street
ZIP: 7029
(973) 483-6400
Total Enrollment 667
Washington Middle School
One Nortrh Fifth Street
ZIP: 7029
(973) 483-2285
Total Enrollment 430
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