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Piscataway Township

Middlesex County,

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The population of Piscataway Township is approximately 50,565 (2007).
The approximate number of families is 16,946 (2000).

The amount of land area in Piscataway Township is 48.6 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Piscataway Township is 19 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.5 sq kilometers.
The distance from Piscataway Township to Washington DC is 179 miles. The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 28 miles. (as the crow flies)
Piscataway Township is positioned 40.56 degrees north of the equator and 74.50 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Piscataway Township elevation is 92 feet above sea level.
Piscataway Township per capita income is $26,321 (2000).
Piscataway Township median income is $68,721 (2000) .

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Piscataway Township location: in northern New Jersey, 35 miles from New York City

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Piscataway Township history:

Piscataway is among the 50 oldest municipalities in the country and the fifth oldest in the state. It was founded in 1666 and incorporated in 1798.Since the construction of I287, the area has been found to be a highly sought after suburb with many new businesses as well as housing developments. The name is from Pisgeu which means dark night and awa which means place of. Several other townships, including Raritan in 1870 (now Edison), Dunellen in 1887, Middlesex in 1913 and South Plainfield in 1926, were taken from Piscataway over the years.

Here is a history page for Piscataway from 1666 to 1976.
The incorporation date of Piscataway Township: 21 February 1798

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Piscataway Township attractions:

Road Up Raritan Historic District
Named to both the New Jersey and the Naitonal Registers of Historic Places in 1999, this district has a large number of historic homes on River Road. The district is about 1.2 miles long.

Matthias Hendricke Smock House
at 851 River Road
This historic home was built around 1720 and is the oldest house in Middlesex County.

Metlar/Bodine House Museum
This home, built circa 1728, is at 1281 River Road in the historic district. It is used as a historical and cultural museum and has displays of local history. Many events are held at the museum throughout the year.
Phone: 732-463-8363

Johnson Park
This county park has a zoo, race track, bike paths and picnic areas
Phone: 732-745-3900

Cornelius Low House Museum
This home was built about 1741 and located at 1255 River Road in the Historic District. It has been restored and is one of the largest manor homes in East Jersey. Displays of New Jersey history, workshops, educational and interactive exhibits and many special events are held throughout the year.
Phone: 732-745-4177
TTY: 732-745-3888

East Jesey Olde Towne Village
1050 River Road
Phone: 732-745-3030
TTY: 732-745-3888
On a 12 acre site, this village has many older structures, some original, some reconstructed and some reproductions.

Raritan Landing Golf Course
491 Sidney Road
Phone: 732-885-9600
An 18 hole golf course for all levels of play.

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