Elizabethport, New Jersey

Elizabethport: A city in Union County, New Jersey. It is located on the Arthur Kill River in northeastern New Jersey. Elizabethport is known for its many historical sites, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Elizabethport Historical Society and the Elizabethport Maritime Museum.

About

Elizabethport is a city located in the county of Union in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its population at the 2010 census was 124,969 and a population density of 3,534 people per km². After 0 years in 2010 city had an estimated population of 124,969 inhabitants.

The city was created 359 years ago in 1664.

Elizabethport is a historic neighborhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey located along the Arthur Kill and Newark Bay. It once operated as an important colonial seaport.

Overview

Elizabethport emerged in the colonial era when Elizabeth was still known as Elizabethtown. Its location along bustling maritime trade routes fueled early development.

The area served as an important port and shipbuilding center. Goods and cargo were loaded onto vessels departing to New York and other colonial outposts.

By the late 18th century, Elizabethport was one of the most active and commercially important seaports in New Jersey. Shipyards and warehouses lined the busy waterfront.

However, the rise of railroads and western expansion gradually diminished maritime trade through Elizabethport by the mid-1800s. Heavy industry came to replace shipping.

Still, the rich maritime heritage is visible through surviving buildings like the 1761 Seamen's Church Institute. Elizabethport also hosts an annual Fall Festival.

Today

While no longer a working seaport, Elizabethport remains a vibrant neighborhood in Elizabeth. Families are attracted to its affordability and close-knit immigrant community.

The area features excellent access to Staten Island and Manhattan via the Goethals Bridge and New Jersey Turnpike. Elizabethport continues to evolve while celebrating its place in New Jersey's colonial maritime history.

Quick Facts about Elizabethport

Population : 124,969 (2010)
Country : United States of America
State : New Jersey (United States)
County : Union County
Postal code : 07208, 07206, 07207, 07202, 07201
Phone Area Codes : 908
Area : 35.37 km2
Altitude : 16 feet / 5 meters
Capital city : Elizabethport is capital of Union County, Province of New Jersey
Establishment : January 01, 1665 (359 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 18:16:28 (27th February 2024)
Density : 3,534 Pop. per km² as of 2010
Population growth : 0% (2010-2010)

Geography

Elizabethport is located at 40°39'0"N 74°11'14"W (40.6501000, -74.1870900). It has 6 neighbors: Union, Brick, Linden, Roselle, Roselle Park and Staten Island.

Elizabethport map

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Elizabethport has 6 neighbours.

  • Union township of Union County, New Jersey
  • Brick A township in Ocean County, New Jersey. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean in eastern New Jersey. Brick is known for its many beaches, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the historic district and the Brick Historical Museum.
  • Linden A city in Union County, New Jersey. It is located in the northeastern part of the state. Linden is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Linden Historical Society and the Linden Arts Council.
  • Roselle borough in New Jersey, USA
  • Roselle Park borough in Union County, New Jersey
  • Staten Island The fifth most populous borough of New York City. It is located on the southern tip of the island of Manhattan. Staten Island is known for its ferry service to Manhattan, its green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Staten Island Zoo and the Staten Island Museum.

Demographics

The population of Elizabethport increased by 0% in 0 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2006 126,179 -
2010 124,969 -0.97% 2010 United States Census

Elizabethport zip code is 07206. County name: Union, County fips: 34039

People born in Elizabethport (200)

People born in Elizabethport, including film score composer John Morris, actress and director Elizabeth Peña, computer scientist Jack Dennis, .

List

  • Nicholas Murray Butler (American philosopher, diplomat, and educator (1862-1947)) he was born in 02/04/1862
  • Stephen Crane (American politician (1709-1780)) he was born in 01/01/1709
  • Aaron Ogden (American soldier, lawyer, United States Senator and Governor of New Jersey (1756-1839)) he was born in 03/12/1756
  • Thomas Mitchell (American actor, playwright and screenwriter) he was born in 11/07/1892
  • William Henry Tunner (United States Air Force general) he was born in 14/07/1906
  • Abraham Clark (American politician (1726-1794)) he was born in 15/02/1726
  • Daniel Hugh Kelly (American actor) he was born in 10/08/1952
  • Sam Woodyard (American jazz drummer) he was born in 07/01/1925
  • Louis Abell (American rower) he was born in 21/07/1884
  • Harold Throckmorton (American tennis player) he was born in 12/04/1897
  • Fernando Perez (Major League Baseball outfielder) he was born in 23/04/1983
  • Rick Barry (American basketball player) he was born in 28/03/1944
  • Isaac Halstead Williamson (American politician (1767-1844)) he was born in 27/09/1767
  • Carol Blazejowski (American professional women's basketball player) she was born in 29/09/1956
  • William Halsey Jr. (United States admiral) he was born in 30/10/1882
  • Judy Blume (American children's writer) she was born in 12/02/1938
  • Matthias Ogden (Continental Army officer (1754-1791)) he was born in 22/10/1754
  • James P. Mitchell (American politician (1900-1964)) he was born in 12/11/1900

Schools in Elizabethport

College & universities near Elizabethport, NJ

Code Name City ZIP
451370 Yeshivas Be'er Yitzchok Elizabeth (NJ) 07208
195784 St Paul's School of Nursing-Staten Island Staten Island (NY) 10311
185262 Kean University Union (NJ) 07083
184506 Empire Beauty School-Union Union (NJ) 07083
190558 College of Staten Island CUNY Staten Island (NY) 10314

Stations (21)

Amtrak & bus stations near Elizabethport, NJ

Code Name Address Type
EWR Newark Liberty International Airport Newark Liberty International Airport RAIL
NWK Pennsylvania Station 1 Raymond Plaza West RAIL
MET Metropark station 100 Middlesex-Essex Turnpike RAIL
NYP Pennsylvania Station 8th Ave 31st Street / 8th Ave 33rd Street RAIL
NBK New Brunswick station French and Albany Streets RAIL

Post offices near Elizabethport

Post Office Name City ZIP
Bayway Post Office Elizabeth (NJ) 07202
Union Squar Post Office Elizabeth (NJ) 07201
Elizabeth Post Office Elizabeth (NJ) 07208
Elmora Post Office Elizabeth (NJ) 07202
North Elizabeth Post Office Elizabeth (NJ) 07208

Other cities in Union County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Union County , NJ. (more)

City Name Population Title
Elizabeth 128,382 The second most populous city in Union County, New Jersey.
Union 67,137 A city in Union County, New Jersey.
Plainfield 50,011 A city in Union County, New Jersey.
Linden 42,076 A city in Union County, New Jersey.
Rahway 29,832 City in Union County, New Jersey
Westfield 29,238 Town in Union County, New Jersey
Scotch Plains 24,138 Township in Union County, New Jersey, United States
Cranford 24,028 Township of New Jersey
Hillside 21,841 Township of New Jersey
Summit 21,812 City in Union County, New Jersey, United States
Roselle 21,689 Borough in New Jersey, USA
Clark 15,837 Township in southern Union County, New Jersey, United States
New Providence 13,994 Town in New Jersey, United States
Roselle Park 13,510 Borough in Union County, New Jersey
Berkeley Heights 13,313 Township in Union County, New Jersey
Kenilworth 8,153 Town in New Jersey

Distance to Other Cities

Elizabethport distances to largest New Jersey cities