Menlo Park, New Jersey

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Menlo Park, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Replica of Edison's lab, where he improved the light bulb and made it commercially practical.  Henry Ford, Edison's longtime friend, built it at the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan.
Replica of Edison's lab, where he improved the light bulb and made it commercially practical. Henry Ford, Edison's longtime friend, built it at the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan.
Menlo Park is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Menlo Park
Menlo Park
Menlo Park is located in New Jersey
Menlo Park
Menlo Park
Menlo Park is located in the US
Menlo Park
Menlo Park
Location of Menlo Park in Middlesex County Inset: Location of county within the state of New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°33′54″N 74°20′15″W / 40.56500°N 74.33750°W / 40.56500; -74.33750
MENLO PARK NEW JERSEY Latitude and Longitude:

40°33′54″N 74°20′15″W / 40.56500°N 74.33750°W / 40.56500; -74.33750
Country   United States
State   New Jersey
County Middlesex
Township Edison
Elevation [1] 141 ft (43 m)
GNIS feature ID 878259 [1]

Menlo Park is an unincorporated community located within Edison Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. [2]

In 1876, Thomas Edison set up his home and research laboratory in Menlo Park, which at the time was the site of an unsuccessful real estate development named after the town of Menlo Park, California. [3] While there, he earned the nickname "the Wizard of Menlo Park". [4] The Menlo Park lab was significant in that was one of the first laboratories to pursue practical, commercial applications of research. [5] It was in his Menlo Park laboratory that Thomas Edison invented both the phonograph and a commercially viable incandescent light bulb filament. Christie Street in Menlo Park was one of the first streets in the world to use electric lights for illumination. [6] Edison left Menlo Park and moved his home and laboratory to West Orange, New Jersey in 1887. [7] After his death, the Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower and Museum was constructed near his old Menlo Park lab and dedicated in 1938. Edison's old lab site and memorial now make up Edison State Park. [8] The municipality in which Menlo Park is located, which was called "Raritan Township" while he was alive, was officially changed to Edison Township on November 10, 1954, in honor of the inventor. [9]


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