Keasbey, New Jersey

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Keasbey, New Jersey
Keasbey, New Jersey is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Keasbey, New Jersey
Keasbey, New Jersey
Keasbey's location in Middlesex County (Inset: Middlesex County in New Jersey)
Keasbey, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Keasbey, New Jersey
Keasbey, New Jersey
Keasbey, New Jersey (New Jersey)
Keasbey, New Jersey is located in the United States
Keasbey, New Jersey
Keasbey, New Jersey
Keasbey, New Jersey (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°31′00″N 74°18′19″W / 40.51667°N 74.30528°W / 40.51667; -74.30528Coordinates: 40°31′00″N 74°18′19″W / 40.51667°N 74.30528°W / 40.51667; -74.30528
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyMiddlesex
TownshipWoodbridge
Named forKeasbey family
Elevation
36 ft (11 m)
ZIP code
08832
GNIS feature ID0877527[1]

Keasbey is an unincorporated community located within Woodbridge Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States.[2] It is located on the western outskirts of Perth Amboy. Through its proximity to Perth Amboy, and through natural outflow, attraction, and migration, Keasbey is also home to many Hispanic or Latino families.[3]

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. One of the brick manufacturers established in Keasbey was a Keasbey family company.

Education[edit]

Residents are zoned to the Woodbridge Township School District.

In media[edit]

The third wave ska band Catch 22 referenced Keasbey in the title of their album Keasbey Nights in 1998. It was later re-recorded by Streetlight Manifesto in 2006.

Companies[edit]

Major employers include:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keasbey". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed February 9, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Keasbey community in Woodbridge has changed over the years".
  4. ^ "Join the ShopRite Family and Build your Career Opportunities Archived 2011-10-09 at the Wayback Machine." ShopRite. Accessed December 22, 2011.
  5. ^ "9. VENDOR A/P STATUS INQUIRY USER GUIDELINES Archived 2012-06-08 at the Wayback Machine." Wakefern Food Corporation. Accessed December 22, 2011. "Wakefern Food Corp. 5000 Riverside Drive Keasbey, NJ 08832"