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Main Street NJ: Morristown

Morristown is a walkable community of approximately 20,000 residents. Situated on the NJ Transit Midtown Direct train line and proximate to Route 287 & I-80, the town is a hub of restaurants & bars, retail, theatre and tourist destinations. Morristown’s healthy commercial corridors intersect at an idyllic urban park – The Morristown Green. The privately-owned public park remains central to the life of the town, and is the centerpiece of community events. Commitment to the arts and economic development in Morristown continues to grow as the town seeks to share its unique, fun-loving culture.

About Morristown

  • Founded:Settled around 1715. Became the seat of the newly created Morris County on March 15, 1739.
  • Population:20,276
  • Mayor:Timothy P. Dougherty
  • County:Morris County
  • Main Shopping District:South Street, Speedwell Avenue, Morris Street & Washington Street
  • # of Stores Downtown:200+
  • Special Improvement District:Yes

Town Favorites

Restaurants: Roots Steakhouse, The Grand Café, South & Pine,
Chef Fredy’s Table, 1776 by David Burke

Popular Shops: 23 South, Just Jersey, The Learning Express & The Teaching Room, and I do… I do…

Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 17–Dec 17: Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green – Activities & visits with Santa each weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
  • Dec 2: Deck the HallsMacculloch Hall
    Historical Museum
  • Dec 15-27: The NJ Ballet’s Nutcracker with the NJ Symphony Orchestra – Mayo Performing Arts Ceter
  • Dec. 31: First Night Morris County

Revolutionary War History

Morristown is well known for being George Washington’s winter headquarters during the Revolutionary War. In 1778-79 and then again in the infamous terrible winter of 1779-80, his 3,000 troops took shelter at Jockey Hollow while Washington himself lived in the
Ford Mansion.

During the same winter that George Washington and his troops hunkered down here (1779-80), Alexander Hamilton was busy in Morristown meeting and courting his future wife Elizabeth (Betsy) Schuyler.

Did you know?

Thomas Nast – America’s best-ever political cartoonist is renowned for creating the Republican Elephant and popularizing the Democratic Donkey. The Morristown resident also created the modern images of Santa Claus (below) and Uncle Sam. His historic home remains today on Macculloch Avenue.

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