Introduction to Newton, New Jersey
In 1751, Henry Harelocker, a German immigrant, became the first permanent European settler in the area. Deputy Surveyor Samuel Green plotted the site of the town in October of 1715. Newton was incorporated by an Act of the State Legislature on April 11, 1864.
Newton and nearby Attractions
- Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
- Hidden Valley
- Farny State Park
- Wild West City
- Whippany Railway Museum
Things To Do In Newton
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Plains Museum, and Hackettstown Historical Museum are some of the local museums and historical sites. Other nearby historic sites include the Morristown National Historical Park and Waterloo Village. The Branch Brook Park, the Ramapo Valley County Reservation, and the Brookdale Park are the local parks and recreational areas, while the Bergen County Zoological Park, the Black River & Western Railroad, and the Brooklyn Borough Hall are all accessible from Newton as well.
Sullivan County International is the nearest major airport.
Newton Higher Education
Sussex County Community College is the local college. Other nearby colleges include Centenary College and the College of Saint Elizabeth.