CITY BY THE BAY

Perth Amboy's rich history dates back to December 8, 1651 when the Leni Lenape Indians granted a deed to Augustus Herman transferring the point at the mouth of the Raritan River to him. At the time the land was known as Emboyle. By 1683 when the first three houses were built the land was called Amboy. By 1718 it was incorporated as Perth Amboy by England and then incorporated a second time in 1784 after the American Revolution.

Perth Amboy is also home to the oldest City Hall in continuous use in the United States, built during 1714-1718 and renovated in 1767, 1826, 1872 and 2006. It was in this City Hall that the State of New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.

During the 1800's, Perth Amboy's waterfront was a bustling business center. It had warehouses, eateries, rooming houses and stores with imported and local products. From 1709-1963 there was a ferry between Perth Amboy and Staten Island.


CITY BY THE BAY

Since its beginning Perth Amboy has been a place of interesting facts. For example did you know…

  • In 1865, The Raritan Yacht Club was established. Still in use, it is the second oldest yacht club in America.
  • Perth Amboy was selected as the site for the Naval Military Academy in The State of New Jersey.
  • Perth Amboy was famous for its fresh water springs…one of which still exists.
Today Perth Amboy is a vibrant community with an international flavor. It has easy access to the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Route 287 and other major thoroughfares. The NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line passes through Perth Amboy and terminates in Bay Head. The one constant in Perth Amboy is change and the process of evolution continues to this day.

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