Keasbey, New Jersey

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Keasbey, New Jersey
Unincorporated town
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)
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
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
CountyMiddlesex
TownshipWoodbridge
Elevation36 ft (11 m)
ZIP code08832
GNIS feature ID0877527[1]
 
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Keasbey, New Jersey
Unincorporated town
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)
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
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
CountyMiddlesex
TownshipWoodbridge
Elevation36 ft (11 m)
ZIP code08832
GNIS feature ID0877527[1]

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.[2]

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 covered by Streetlight Manifesto in 2006.

Companies[edit]

Major employers include:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keasbey". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Keasbey community in Woodbridge has changed over the years". 
  3. ^ "Join the ShopRite Family and Build your Career Opportunities." ShopRite. Retrieved on December 22, 2011.
  4. ^ "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"