Basement Waterproofing Spotswood, NJ
Spotswood, New Jersey is a small village nestled along the confluence of the Manalapan and Matchaponix rivers which form the South River in southern Middlesex County. Surrounded by pine trees and wetlands, these resources provided a basis for two sawmills operated by a prominent Native American sachem named Weequehela which developed into a major industrial complex in the years preceding the American Revolution. Little was known of this history, with only scattered and incomplete memories forming the basis for understanding Spotswood’s past. The primary responsibilities of an historian are to be accurate and thorough. Too much folklore has been accepted as history, and the result is that the beauty and eloquence of the truth has been obscured by needless embellishments. One immediate example is the ongoing assertion that Spotswood was founded in 1685 by James Johnston. This piece of folklore is due to the misinterpretation of some letters written by him. Spotswood, as a place name for the village, does not appear until the mid-18th century. Prior to that, it was usually referred to as Johnston’s Mills. Even Weequehela’s amazing legacy was corrupted into a handed-down story which claimed him to be a “half-breed” named McQueely.
In 1727 Weequehela was found guilty of murdering a local colonist, John Leonard, and was executed in Perth Amboy. A portion of his extensive plantation was claimed by Leonard’s widow and sold, while the remaining lands were deeded away in 1739. The land encompassed two-and-a-half miles of the Manalapan and South River waterway, future site of subsequent industries. The story of the Spotswood Mills centers on the South River watershed in southern Middlesex County, New Jersey. The South River is a major tributary to the Raritan River of central New Jersey, flowing into the latter just before it enters Raritan Bay, which forms part of the New York harbor. Throughout history, the South River and Raritan estuaries have provided easy transportation for people living and working in the area. From Native American trading activities at the Roundabout of Edison and Sayreville, to Revolutionary War whaleboat warriors to ship captains plying lumber and produce to New York, these rivers have been important resources.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 8,257 people, 3,128 households, and 2,142.680 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,642.2 per square mile (1,406.3/km2). There were 3,242 housing units at an average density of 1,430.1 per square mile (552.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 88.63% (7,318) White, 2.98% (246) Black or African American, 0.11% (9) Native American, 5.14% (424) Asian, 0.01% (1) Pacific Islander, 1.27% (105) from other races, and 1.87% (154) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.32% (687) of the population. There were 3,128 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.16. In the borough, the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 86.1 males. The Census Bureau’s 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $70,360 (with a margin of error of +/- $9,861) and the median family income was $90,652 (+/- $8,741). Males had a median income of $59,226 (+/- $4,823) versus $43,365 (+/- $4,935) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $31,249 (+/- $1,696). About 2.5% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.
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