-From Rt. 23 South, travel nine traffic lights (3 miles) at 10th light Town Hall is on the left.

-From 280 west to exit 8-B (Prospect Ave.) Eleven lights at the twelfth light Town Hall is on the right.

-From Rt. 3 west, merge onto US 46 west, take the ramp towards Great Notch/Cedar Grove Merge onto Notch Road Turn slight left onto Riflecamp Road, turn right onto Notch Road, turn left onto Long Hill Road. Stay straight to go onto Ridge Road, turn right onto Cedar Street, turn right onto Pompton Ave./Rt 23. Town Hall is on the right.

View My Saved Places in a larger map




Cedar Grove Historical Society

The Society is a non profit educational organization whose objective is to foster and encourage an appreciation for, and an understanding of, the history of Cedar Grove. The Society's function will be to discover, collect, preserve, publish, and exhibit any materials which may help to establish or illustrate the history of Cedar Grove, and to cooperate with other organizations of like interests.
The Society was organized in 1968 with the leadership of F. Leslie Jacobus, who became its first president. Membership is open to any person interested in supporting the purposes of the society.

Volunteers Needed

There are many areas of interest to volunteers including, upkeep and maintenance of the house and barn museum, accessioning and cataloging donations to the museum in our Past Perfect computer program, inventory and preservation of many types of artifacts, planning of events and meetings, sorting and storage of documents, mailings and fund raising. Our volunteer men and women enjoy work in many areas of history and documentation and welcome new workers.
Call Wednesday mornings for personal reply or leave a message at other times at 973-239-5414 Our new website is

25th Anniversary

The year 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of the acquisition of the Morgan Farm. In 1985 Courtney Morgan donated his farm to the township of Cedar Grove after his family had farmed it for 75 years. We look forward to a meaningful celebration to mark the historic occasion


General Information


The Township of Cedar Grove is a suburban municipality located in the northeastern part of Essex County, New Jersey. The community is primarily residential in nature, with a population of 12,300. Cedar Grove is situated between the First and Second Chains of the Watchung Mountains and occupies some 4.5 square miles. It is bordered by four other municipalities, including Little Falls (Passaic County) to the north, Montclair to the east, Verona to the south and North Caldwell to the west. Cedar Grove is approximately 15 miles west of New York City and 10 miles northwest of the City of Newark. The Township is traversed by Route 23, and is in close proximity to Route 3 and Route 46 to the north, and Route 280 to the south. The community is served by a five-member non partisan Mayor and Council. The Township Council operates under the Faulkner Act, Plan B, Council/Manager form of government. A full time municipal manager carries on the administrative duties of the municipality. The Township is served by a 32-person Police Department, considered one of the finest in the state. It has a chartered 75-Member Volunteer Fire Department and a highly-trained volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Squad. Volunteerism is the backbone of this community as exemplified by these fine squads. Cedar Grove has been described by the Star Ledger newspaper as "Beautiful Suburbia" (January 18, 2002). Its beautiful parks, street trees, and Norman Rockwell like setting all lend support to this description of Cedar Grove.