Cranford History

Explore Cranford History

Cranford is a welcoming and peaceful community with many unique features that make it a special place.

People return to Cranford throughout their lives both physically and through their memories of their time here.  This digital library will facilitate those journeys.   Located 17 miles from New York City, Cranford was developed as an ideal suburban community.  It has many interesting landmarks, such as an observatory, a historic mill, canoe club, river, train line, gazebo, fascinating architecture, Works Progress Administration murals, museum, library, Historic Tree Garden, and a collection of American Tile Art are all found within a mere 4.82 square miles.

Check out our Parks!          Check out our Neighborhoods!


Learn more by reading about the town’s earliest history.Cranford An Outline History

Start your research journey by searching this site for topics of interest, or visiting the rich local history resources from the Cranford Public Library.

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