Originally settled in the 1600’s and named Raritan Township in 1870, Edison Township was renamed on March 17, 1954 in honor of inventor Thomas Alva Edison, whose main laboratory was in the Menlo Park section of the township. Edison Township is the fifth largest municipality in New Jersey with a population of 99,967 as of the 2010 Census.
As a transportation hub with roadways and train routes to New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Trenton and Washington DC, Edison Township offers plenty of commuter options. The Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike go through Edison, along with Routes 1, 27 and 287. NJ Transit Trains can take you to New York Penn Station in less than an hour.
To learn more about what Edison Township, NJ has to offer, from cultural and community events to local business and government, visit the official website of the Township of Edison, NJ.
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