Introduction to South Plainfield, New Jersey
South Plainfield, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 4 miles N of Edison, New Jersey and 16 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon area. There are 21,810 residents in South Plainfield.
South Plainfield History
South Plainfield’s landscape was, to a large extent, shaped by a glacier thousands of years ago. Because of the landscape, the area had been a fertile hunting ground until the time of the Lenape Indians. South Plainfield was incorporated as a township in March, 1926. The Great Depression of the 1930s had an adverse impact on the growth of this town. However, with the establishment of the Cornell-Dublier manufacturing unit, the town began to prosper once again.
South Plainfield and nearby Attractions
- South Plainfield Station
- Spring Lake
- Holy Redeemer Cemetery
- Cotton Street Park
- Oak Tree Sports Center
Things To Do In South Plainfield
The town of South Plainfield offers easy access to the Drake House Museum, the Hungarian Heritage Museum and the Mason Gross School of the Arts Gallery. The town itself has some very popular tourist attractions like the Feigley's School of Gymnastics and the Oak Tree Sports Center. Spring Lake is another beautiful place to spend the day with family and friends. Amusement parks like the Spring Lake County Park, the Walnut Park and the Cotton Street Park provide entertainment facilities to be enjoyed by adults as well as children.
South Plainfield Transportation
Newark Liberty International Airport is nearby.
South Plainfield Higher Education
Rutgers University-New Brunswick is the local college. However, residents can also attend nearby Union County College or Middlesex County College.