About the towns

Click for Google map link to New Providence, NJ

Why should you care about New Providence?

Bell Labs!

  1. It is the home of the Bell Labs headquarters (seen at right).

  3. It was one of the first settlements in this county.
  4. (Check it out: here is a map from 1776 of basically the entire northeast, and New Providence (aka Turkey) was one of 5 towns in modern-day Union County that they thought was important enough to put on the map.)

    Turkey is uber-important, yo.

  5. It was the big Kahuna from which modern-day Summit, Berkeley Heights, and Murray Hill were carved.

  7. It is awesome.

…Okay, that’s a little subjective, maybe.



Stuff to do around here!

Below are some links to local goings-on in the New Providence area. You can also check the regular news pages (linked below) or your local library pages (not linked, but here’s an example, and a quick Google search should put you on the right track)


Map of New Providence and surroundings; click to enlarge!


More info!

For more information on New Providence and its neighboring towns, check out these links (and I apologize if the formatting is bonkers; I made this thing in MSWord, and the HTML generated by a copy/paste is highly questionable):

Town name (+ NPDP photos) Wikipedia article Town homepage News
Belleville Belleville, NJ BellevilleNJ.org
Berkeley Heights Berkeley Heights, NJ BerkeleyHeightsTwp.com
Bloomfield Bloomfield, NJ BloomfieldTwpNJ.com
Caldwell Caldwell, NJ Caldwell-NJ.com
Cedar Grove Cedar Grove, NJ CedarGroveNJ.org
Chatham Chatham Borough, NJ ChathamBorough.org
Chatham Twp Chatham Twp, NJ ChathamTownship.org
Clark Clark, NJ OurClark.com
Cranford Cranford, NJ Cranford.com
East Orange East Orange, NJ EastOrange-NJ.org
Elizabeth Elizabeth, NJ ElizabethNJ.org
Essex Fells Essex Fells, NJ EssexFellsBoro.com
Fairfield Fairfield Twp, Essex Cnty, NJ FairfieldNJ.org
Fanwood Fanwood, NJ VisitFanwood.com
Garwood Garwood, NJ Garwood.org
Glen Ridge Glen Ridge, NJ GlenRidgeNJ.org
Harding Harding Twp, NJ HardingNJ.org
Hillside Hillside, NJ Township of Hillside.org
Irvington Irvington, NJ Irvington.net
Kenilworth Kenilworth, NJ KenilworthNJ.com
Linden Linden, NJ Linden-NJ.org
Livingston Livingston, NJ LivingstonNJ.org
Long Hill Long Hill Twp, NJ LongHillNJ.org
Madison Madison, NJ gov.Rosenet.org
Maplewood Maplewood, NJ Twp.Maplewood.nj.us
Millburn Millburn, NJ Twp.Millburn.nj.us
Montclair Montclair, NJ Montclair NJ USA.org
Morristown Morristown, NJ Town of Morris.org
Mountainside Mountainside, NJ Mountainside-NJ.com
Murray Hill Murray Hill, NJ [see Berkeley Heights and New Providence]
New Providence New Providence, NJ Newprov.org
New Vernon New Vernon, NJ HardingNJ.org
Newark Newark, NJ ci.Newark.nj.us
North Caldwell North Caldwell, NJ NorthCaldwell.org
Nutley Nutley, NJ NutleyNJ.org
Orange Orange, NJ ci.Orange.nj.us
Plainfield Plainfield, NJ Plainfield.com
Rahway Rahway, NJ City of Rahway.com
Roseland Roseland, NJ RoselandNJ.org
Roselle Roselle, NJ Borough of Roselle.com
Roselle Park Roselle Park, NJ RosellePark.net
Scotch Plains Scotch Plains, NJ ScotchPlainsNJ.com
Short Hills Short Hills, NJ Twp.Millburn.nj.us
South Orange South Orange, NJ SouthOrange.org
Springfield Springfield Twp, Union Cnty, NJ Springfield-NJ.us
Summit Summit, NJ ci.Summit.nj.us
Union Union Twp, Union Cnty, NJ UnionTownship.com
Verona Verona, NJ VeronaNJ.org
Watchung Watchung, NJ WatchungNJ.com
West Caldwell West Caldwell, NJ WestCaldwell.com
West Orange West Orange, NJ WestOrange.org
Westfield Westfield, NJ WestfieldNJ.gov
Winfield Winfield Twp, NJ Winfield-NJ.org

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