Introduction to South Amboy, New Jersey
South Amboy History
South Amboy was created from parts of Perth Amboy. It was incorporated as a township on February 21, 1798. Initially, the municipalities of Jamesburg Cranbury, Sayreville, Old Bridge and Monroe were a part of South Amboy. However, they all broke off during the mid 19th century. The economy of the city was largely dependent on shipping and manufacturing industries during its early years. South Amboy was incorporated as a borough on February 25, 1888, and reincorporated as a city on April 11, 1908.
South Amboy and nearby Attractions
- Middlesex County Museum
- Staten Island Botanical Garden
- Albert Einstein House
- Cheesequake State Park
- Zimmerli Art Museum
- Brooklyn Bridge
Things To Do In South Amboy
The Middlesex County Museum, Monmouth Museum, the Steamboat Dock Museum, the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture, the Vietnam Era Educational Center and the Zimmerli Art Museum are some of the local museums. The Cheesequake State Park and Washington Rock State Park offer swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking and camping opportunities. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the New York Aquarium, the Staten Island Botanical Garden, the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, and the Prospect Park Zoo are all accessible from South Amboy as well.
South Amboy Transportation
Newark Liberty International is the closest major airport.
South Amboy Higher Education
Middlesex County College, Rutgers University-New Brunswick and CUNY College of Staten Island are some of the colleges near South Amboy.