Introduction to Spotswood, New Jersey
James Johnston arrived from Scotland in 1685, becoming the first European resident in the area. Johnston named his settlement Spotteswoode, which later became Spotswood. In the 1750s, Peter Ten Eyck, one of the Dutch settlers, established a grist mill, sawmill, and forge in the region. During the 1800s, Spotswood started producing industrial products like snuff and paper. It became an independent community on April 15, 1908, and over the next few years, Spotswood developed into a summer vacation spot.
Spotswood and nearby Attractions
- East Brunswick Museum
- Albert Einstein House
- Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum
- Monmouth Battlefield
- Allaire State Park
- Staten Island Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Spotswood
Exhibits at the the Hungarian Heritage Center showcase the history and culture of American Hungarians, while the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture has displays reflecting rural New Jersey life from the pre-Colonial era up to the present times. At the Stone Museum, visitors can see various minerals, fossils, and fluorescent rock exhibits. The Zimmerli Art Museum houses collections of European, Russian, Soviet, Japanese, and American art, printmaking and graphic art designs. A 1778 Revolutionary War battle took place at the Monmouth Battlefield. Cheesequake State Park, Colonial Park, and East Freehold County Park are the popular parks in the area.
Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Spotswood Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Middlesex County College, Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Princeton University.