Old Bridge Waterfront Park 300x200 Basement Waterproofing Old Bridge Township, NJ

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Facts About Old Bridge Township

The first inhabitants of the area known as Old Bridge were the Lenni Lenape Indians. They, like many people today, migrated to the shore along the Raritan each summer from their hunting grounds in the north. When the English gained control from the Dutch in 1664 the state was divided into two provinces, East and West Jersey. In 1682, the general assembly of East Jersey defined the boundaries of Middlesex County as containing all plantations on both sides of the Raritan River, as far as Cheesequake Harbor to the east, then southwest to the Provincial line. This Southwest line is the border of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties and the Township’s southern border. In 1684, South Amboy Township was formed. At that time, it covered an area that now consists of the Townships of Monroe and Old Bridge and the Boroughs of Sayreville and South Amboy. The forty-two square miles that comprise the Township separated from South Amboy in 1869 and was called Madison Township until 1975, when the name was changed by referendum to the Township of Old Bridge. The first settlers were John Warne, son of one of the original proprietors of East Jersey, and John and Susannah Brown, who obtained a 1,000 acre land grant from the King of England in 1737. A section of the Township still carries the name Browntown. Initially, the Township was made up of farms and the population grew slowly. In 1880, the population was 1,662 and in 1950 it had reached only 7,365. Then the building boom started and farms gave way to developments. In 1960, the population was 22,772 and that was only the beginning. The 1980 census sited 51,406 people and even that was questioned because areas of the Township have post offices bearing the names of other communities in the area. Today, the Township population is estimated to be 60,000 and continued growth is forecasted. Of the Township’s 38.3 square miles, approximately one third is developed.

The primary sub-division of the Lenni Lenape Indians residing in the area now known as Old Bridge was the Unami, or “people down the river”. The Indians called the New Jersey area “Scheyichbi”, “land of the shell wampum” or “land bordering the ocean”. One of these tribes of the Lenni Lenape was known as the “Raritans”, which is probably the derivation of the name of the Raritan River and Raritan Bay. When the Dutch and British began to settle the area in the early and mid 1600’s, the Raritan River and Bay were heavily utilized as water transportation and commercial trading routes. Sailing sloops in the 18th century, replaced in the early part of the 19th century by steamboats, carried farm produce, flour, wood, shingles, and oysters to New York City and other eastern seaports, and to more distant lands such as Barbados and Ireland. Cheesequake Creek, in particular, was a busy, bustling navigations route with inns, taverns, and a small village lining its banks. The rich beds of the Cheesequake Creek, first used by the Indians, led to the development of potteries near the headwaters of the Creek and subsequent thriving clay related industries in Middlesex County and New Jersey.

During the past decade, the Township of Old Bridge initiated efforts to reverse this trend. Forty-seven acres of waterfront land were acquired and the first phase of the Laurence Harbor Park was developed. Additional plans for groins, erosion control and recreational facilities were also initiated. Hopefully, future historians will be able to look back with satisfaction and pride to the 1980’s as a decade of a renaissance for the Old Bridge waterfront. Significantly, the State of New Jersey had established a policy of upgrading and enhancing the State’s waterways in the 1980’s. This policy evolved through continued efforts in planning and regulating development in the coastal area which culminated in a Presidential directive that 1980 be designated as “The Year of the Coast”.

Select Basement Waterproofing

75 Rte 79
Morganville, NJ 07751
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