Introduction to Wharton, New Jersey
Wharton, which is located in Morris County, New Jersey, was officially incorporated as the borough of Port Oram on June 26, 1895 by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. It was formed from parts of Randolph and Rockaway townships. The name was changed from Port Oram to Wharton in 1902. The borough’s name honors Joseph Wharton, who owned a blast furnace. This area was basically a mining camp ground.
Wharton and Nearby Attractions
- Montclair Art Museum
- Edison National Historic Site
- Ringwood Manor
- New Jersey Botanical Garden
- Turtle Back Zoo
- Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
Things To Do In Wharton
Museums neaby include Montclair Art Museum, Crane Phillips Living Museum, and Morris Plains Museum, all of which display an array of artifacts. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary hosues a large collection of rare bird species, while the Turtle Back Zoo has animals from every continent except Antarctica.
Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Wharton Higher Education
Universities and colleges located near Wharton include County College of Morris, Drew University, William Paterson University Of New Jersey, and Rariton Valley Community College.