Keasbey, New Jersey

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Location
40°31'00"N
074°18'19"W
Country
 United States of America
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Keasbey is an unincorporated community located within Woodbridge Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. 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.Keasbey was originally known as Florida Grove due to its picnic areas and beaches on the Raritan River. 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

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.

In media

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

Major employers include: FedEx Ground, a division of FedEx, operates a regional hub Wakefern, ShopRite's owner and distributor, has its corporate headquarters here
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