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Middlesex - A Brief History

Middlesex was once a part of Piscataway Township, until May 6, 1913 when it was incorporated as a separate municipality by the New Jersey Legislature and a local referendum. Present-day Middlesex Borough was once home to the Raritan Indian tribe until it was sold in 1664 to King James II of England. The Borough grew from small forms into a quaint suburb in the years following World War II. Today, Middlesex is a thriving community with nearly 15,000 residents, dozens of local businesses and many redevelopment projects.