DescriptionThe name Florham Park was derived from the first names of millionaire Hamilton Twombly and his wife, Florence; “Park” was added in honor of Dr. Leslie D. Ward's estate, Brooklake Park.
The College of St. Elizabeth, a Catholic liberal arts college founded in Morris County in 1899, is said to be the oldest women's college in the state. The 200-acre campus is partially in the town of Convent Station; phone (973) 290-4000.
Shared by the town of Madison, the Florham-Madison campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University occupies 187 acres on the site of the former Twombly estate. The 100-room Twombly Mansion, begun in 1893 and completed in 1896, is a replica of one wing of Hampton Court in England. The manor house serves as a campus administration building. Tours of the campus are available by appointment; phone (973) 443-8500.
The Little Red Schoolhouse, Ridgedale Avenue and Columbia Turnpike, was built in 1866 and used as a school until 1914. The schoolhouse is now a museum operated by the Florham Park Historical Society; phone (973) 377-3713.
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