Introduction to Kinnelon, New Jersey

Kinnelon, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 7 miles NW of Wayne, New Jersey (center to center) and 21 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey.

Kinnelon History

The area now known as Kinnelon, was created by the New Jersey Legislature's Act, on February 20th 1922. It was formed from portions of Pequannock Township. Kinnelon was named in honor of Francis S. Kinney, who was the founded the area. The town of Kinnelon is located in Morris County, which county was established on March 15th, 1739. It was formed from portions of Hunterdon County. Before the Europeans arrived, the county was inhabited by the Lenape Native American tribe. The Europeans settled in the early 1700s. Morris County was named in honor of Colonel Lewis Morris, the Governor of the Province of New Jersey.

Kinnelon and Nearby Attractions

  • American Family Immigration History Center
  • Reeves-Reed Arboretum
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Hamilton House Museum
  • Silas Condict County Park

Things To Do In Kinnelon

Museums nearby include the Museum of American Financial History, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, the New York City Police Museum, Sterling Hill Mining Museum and Whippany Railway Museum. There are several parks in the area, including Ramapo Valley County Reservation, South Mountain Reservation, Edgemont Memorial Park, Campgaw Mountain Reservation and Battery Park, which offer provisions for recreational activities of different kinds. The shopping malls include Kinnelon Mall Shopping Center and Meadtown Shopping Center.

Kinnelon Transportation

The nearest airport is Newark Liberty International Airport.

Kinnelon Higher Education

Universities located near Kinnelon include William Paterson University of New Jersey, Montclair State University and Seton Hall University.

Kinnelon Almanac

County Morris County
Standard Zip Codes7405
Phone Area Codes862,973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.99
Approximate Longitude-74.34

Kinnelon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp15 to 36 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip52.9 inches
Distance7.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Kinnelon Public Libraries

Kinnelon Public Library
Kinnelon, New Jersey
(973) 838-1321

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Kinnelon Public Schools

Kiel Elementary School
115 Kiel Avenue
ZIP: 7405
(973) 838-0611
Total Enrollment 316
Kinnelon High School
121 Kinnelon Road
ZIP: 7405
(973) 838-5500
Total Enrollment 684
Pearl R. Miller Middle School
117 Kiel Avenue
ZIP: 7405
(973) 838-5250
Total Enrollment 509
Stonybrook Elementary School
118 Boonton Avenue
ZIP: 7405
(973) 838-1881
Total Enrollment 492
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