History of Somerset County
A Central New Jersey Hub, Somerset County is one of America’s oldest counties and encompasses 305 square miles of beautiful landscape, bustling businesses, and 21 municipalities. Established on May 22, 1688, it is full of beautiful historic counties and a rich heritage dating back to the Revolutionary War. Many of its towns are historic landmarks or hold monuments honoring their American history.
Closer to the big city, Somerset county is known for its suburban and urban balance, offering a mixture of public parks and recreational facilities as well as bustling businesses and metropolitan public transportation. Golf courses, hiking, bicycles, picnic areas, places to swim, fairgrounds and education centers are just some of the many ways visitors and residents entertain themselves.