Rahway Township, New Jersey

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1810-1850[1] 1840[2] 1850[3]

Rahway Township was a township in New Jersey, United States, that existed from 1804 until it was dissolved in 1861.

Rahway was formed as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 27, 1804, from portions of Elizabeth Township and Westfield Township, while the area was still part of Essex County, New Jersey. On March 19, 1857, it became part of the newly created Union County. The City of Rahway was incorporated on April 19, 1858, from portions of Rahway Township in Union and Woodbridge Township in Middlesex County. Portions of the township, along with territory from Elizabeth and Union Township, were taken on March 4, 1861, to form Linden Township. The township was dissolved on March 13, 1861, when the remaining portions of the township were annexed by Rahway city.[4]


  1. ^ Compendium of censuses 1726-1905: together with the tabulated returns of 1905 Archived 2014-06-29 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey Department of State, 1906. Accessed July 29, 2013.
  2. ^ Bowen, Francis. American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1843, p. 231, David H. Williams, 1842. Accessed July 29, 2013. Population for 1840 is shown as 2,536, three more than shown in other sources.
  3. ^ Debow, James Dunwoody Brownson. The Seventh Census of the United States: 1850, p. 138. R. Armstrong, 1853. Accessed July 29, 2013.
  4. ^ Snyder, John P. The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 240. Accessed July 29, 2013.

Coordinates: 40°36′54″N 74°16′44″W / 40.615°N 74.279°W / 40.615; -74.279