Introduction to Spotswood, New Jersey

Spotswood, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 2 miles SW of Old Bridge, New Jersey and 26 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey.

Spotswood History

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.

Spotswood Transportation

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.

Spotswood Almanac

County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes8884
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.39
Approximate Longitude-74.39

Spotswood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance5.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp68 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Spotswood Public Libraries

Spotswood Public Library
Spotswood, New Jersey
(732) 251-1515

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Spotswood Public Schools

E Raymond Appleby Elementary School
23 Vliet Street
ZIP: 8884
(732) 723-2213
Total Enrollment 459
G Austin Schoenly Elementary School
80 Kane Avenue
ZIP: 8884
(732) 723-2220
Total Enrollment 257
Spotswood High School
105 Summerhill Road
ZIP: 8884
(732) 723-2200
Total Enrollment 735
Spotswood Memorial Middle School
115 Summerhill Road
ZIP: 8884
(732) 723-2227
Total Enrollment 316

Spotswood Private Schools

Goddard School Of Spotswood
206 Summerhill Rd
ZIP: 8884
Total Enrollment 21
Immaculate Conception School
23 Manalapan Rd
ZIP: 8884
Total Enrollment 236
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