Introduction to Weehawken, New Jersey

Weehawken, New Jersey, in Hudson county, is 1 mile S of Union City, New Jersey and 3 miles NW of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Jersey City metropolitan area.

Weehawken History

The township of Weehawken was formed on March 15, 1859. Prior to that, the area was a part of Hoboken and North Bergen. Weehawken derived its name from a Delaware Indian term meaning "place of gulls." The term is also translated as "rocks that look like trees" and "maize land." It was originally inhabited by the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans.

Weehawken and nearby Attractions

  • Hoboken Historical Museum
  • Empire State Building
  • King's Bluff
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Morningside Park
  • Riverside Park

Things To Do In Weehawken

While staying at Weehawken, you can spend your leisure at the Weehawken Waterfront Park, which offers numerous recreational facilities. The town is also home to several historical sites. In addition, Weehawken organizes an array of recreational programs both for its residents and visitors every year.

Weehawken Transportation

The nearest major airport is Newark International.

Weehawken Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by Touro College, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Stevens Institute of Technology, CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY College of Optometry, CUNY Graduate Center and many other colleges.

Weehawken Almanac

County Hudson County
Standard Zip Codes7086
Phone Area Codes201,551,908,973,732,000
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.77
Approximate Longitude-74.02

Weehawken Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp68 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
Distance3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Weehawken Public Libraries

Weehawken Free Public Library
Weehawken, New Jersey
(201) 863-7823

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Weehawken Public Schools

Daniel Webster School
2700 Palisade Ave, Daniel Webster School
ZIP: 7086
(201) 422-6150
Total Enrollment 425
Theodore Roosevelt School
1 Louisa Place, T. Roosevelt School
ZIP: 7086
(201) 422-6140
Total Enrollment 381
Weehawken High School
53 Liberty Place
ZIP: 7086
(201) 422-6130
Total Enrollment 520
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School
80 Hauxhurst Avenue
ZIP: 7086
(201) 348-2701
Total Enrollment 370
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