Keasbey, New Jersey
|Keasbey, New Jersey|
|Elevation||36 ft (11 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||0877527|
Keasbey is a small unincorporated community located within Woodbridge Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. It is located on the western outskirt of Perth Amboy, a city made up, increasingly since the 1960s, of mostly Latinos. Through its proximity to Perth Amboy, and through natural outflow, attraction, and migration, Keasbey is also home to many Hispanic or Latino families.
Keasbey was originally known as Florida Grove due to its picnic areas and beaches. Florida Grove operated until the turn of the nineteenth century when it was abandoned to the clay and brick industries.
The town is named after the Keasbey family, whose home in Morristown is now a museum named Macculloch Hall. Anthony Keasbey was Attorney General of New Jersey, appointed by Abraham Lincoln. George Macculloch was his father-in-law. One of the brick manufacturers established in Keasbey was a Keasbey family company.
Residents are zoned to the Woodbridge Township School District.
- Grade K-5: Lafayette School 25
- Grade 6-8: Fords Middle School
- Grade 9-12: Depending on location. J.F.K. Memorial High School or Woodbridge High School.
Major employers include:
- FedEx Ground, a division of FedEx, operates a regional hub
- Wakefern, ShopRite's owner and distributor, has its corporate headquarters here
- "Keasbey". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
- "Keasbey community in Woodbridge has changed over the years".
- "Join the ShopRite Family and Build your Career Opportunities." ShopRite. Retrieved on December 22, 2011.
- "9. VENDOR A/P STATUS INQUIRY USER GUIDELINES." Wakefern Food Corporation. Retrieved on December 22, 2011. "Wakefern Food Corp. 5000 Riverside Drive Keasbey, NJ 08832"