Milltown, New Jersey

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Milltown, New Jersey
Borough of Milltown
Downtown Milltown
Downtown Milltown
Milltown highlighted in Middlesex County. Inset: Location of Middlesex County in New Jersey.
Milltown highlighted in Middlesex County. Inset: Location of Middlesex County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Milltown, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Milltown, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°27′01″N 74°26′05″W / 40.450239°N 74.434786°W / 40.450239; -74.434786Coordinates: 40°27′01″N 74°26′05″W / 40.450239°N 74.434786°W / 40.450239; -74.434786[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyMiddlesex
IncorporatedJanuary 29, 1889
Government
 • TypeBorough
 • BodyBorough Council
 • MayorEric A. Steeber (D, term ends December 31, 2019)[3]
 • Municipal clerkGabriella Siboni[4]
Area
 • Total1.596 sq mi (4.134 km2)
 • Land1.551 sq mi (4.018 km2)
 • Water0.045 sq mi (0.116 km2)  2.80%
Area rank443rd of 566 in state
22nd of 25 in county[1]
Elevation36 ft (11 m)
Population
 • Total6,893
 • Estimate 
(2016)
7,132
 • Rank322nd of 566 in state
22nd of 25 in county[8]
 • Density4,443.0/sq mi (1,715.5/km2)
 • Density rank133rd of 566 in state
10th of 25 in county[8]
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP code
08850[9][10]
Area code(s)732[11]
FIPS code3402346620[1][12][13]
GNIS feature ID0885303[1][14]
Websitewww.milltownnj.org

Milltown is a borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States.

History[change | change source]

The Lenape (Native American people) had settlements along the Lawrence Brook.[15] It would soon be called Lawrence Brook Mill.[16] The 1903 classic western film The Great Train Robbery was shot in Milltown.[17]

In March 2010, the Milltown City Council voted against changing the name of Petain Avenue. They said it would be difficult for the residents if the name changed.[18] Petain Avenue is named for Philippe Pétain, a French World War I general who became the leader of the Vichy France government during World War II.

Geography[change | change source]

Milltown borough has a total area of 1.55 square miles (4.0 km2) of land and .05 square miles (0.13 km2) of water.[19] The borough borders North Brunswick Township to the west and East Brunswick Township to the east.[20]

Demographics[change | change source]

2010 Census[change | change source]

As of July 1, 2015, the borough's population was 7,004.

Government[change | change source]

Local government[change | change source]

The government of Milltown consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council. The council has six members. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. In the 2009 election for governor, Republican Chris Christie received 56.2% of the vote (1,684 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 33% (982 votes).[21] Independent Chris Daggett received 261 votes (.09%). In this election 49% of registered voters came out to cast their votes.[21]

Education[change | change source]

The Milltown Public Schools serves students in public school for Kindergarten through eighth grade. For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Spotswood High School in Spotswood.[22]

Transportation[change | change source]

Roads and highways[change | change source]

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 27.37 miles (44.05 km) of roadways.

Public transportation[change | change source]

New Jersey Transit provides local bus service on weekdays along the 811 route and Coach USA Suburban Transit provides NYC rush-hour commuter service on the 400 route.

The Raritan River Railroad used to run through Milltown. The track and freight station still remain.

Notable people[change | change source]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Milltown include:

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2010 Census Gazetteer Files: New Jersey County Subdivisions, United States Census Bureau. Accessed May 21, 2015.
  2. US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  3. 2017 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Accessed May 30, 2017.
  4. E-Mail Directory, Borough of Milltown. Accessed July 12, 2016.
  5. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Borough of Milltown, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed March 8, 2013.
  6. DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for Milltown borough, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 19, 2011.
  7. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 for Milltown borough, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed December 19, 2011.
  8. 8.0 8.1 GCT-PH1 Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - State -- County Subdivision from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 6, 2013.
  9. Look Up a ZIP Code for Milltown, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed October 26, 2011.
  10. Zip Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed August 28, 2013.
  11. Area Code Lookup - NPA NXX for Milltown, NJ, Area-Codes.com. Accessed August 28, 2013.
  12. American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  13. A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed August 28, 2012.
  14. US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  15. Source : Indian Bill of sale - 1678 (New Jersey State Museum, Trenton).
  16. History of the Mill, Borough of Milltown. Accessed October 26, 2011.
  17. Luery, H. Rodney, The Story of Milltown, A.S. Barnes, ISBN 9780498079603.
  18. Applebome, Peter. "A Local Street and a Lesson in History", The New York Times, March 7, 2010. Accessed October 26, 2011. "Just ask local officials, aggrieved residents of a neighboring town and the folks on Petain Avenue, a tiny, two-house side street in this placid central New Jersey borough. All have suddenly had to confront the legacy of the French World War I war hero and World War II Nazi collaborator, for whom the street is named, and the balance between the burdens of the past and the demands of living in the present."
  19. "Milltown, New Jersey". City-Data. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  20. Areas touching Milltown, MapIt. Accessed January 11, 2015.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "Governor: Middlesex County" (PDF). State of New Jersey, Department of State. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  22. "Fact Sheet 2013-2014 Milltown School District ~ Milltown, NJ 08850". Joyce Kilmer School. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  23. Pace, Eric. "J. Edward Crabiel, 75, Who Held Posts in New Jersey Government", The New York Times, June 20, 1992. Accessed September 7, 2015. "J. Edward Crabiel, a New Jersey Democrat who was the state's Secretary of State and the minority leader of the State Senate, died yesterday at St. Peter's Medical Center in New Brunswick, where he was admitted two weeks earlier. He was 75 years old and a lifelong resident of Milltown."
  24. Biography, DavidKikosky.com. Accessed April 8, 2007. "David Kikoski was born on October 16, 1965 in Milltown, New Jersey."
  25. Danny Pintauro profile, TV.com, accessed April 8, 2007. "Daniel John Pintauro was born on January 6, 1976 in Milltown, New Jersey."
  26. Petersen, Tara. "Sons of Milltown return to reminisce", Sentinel, June 10, 2004. Accessed April 9, 2011. "'This is the best place in the world. I’ve never met anybody with a childhood as great as mine,' Peter Plantec, 61, said. Plantec, who lived in Milltown from 1944 to 1967, traveled from Aspen, Colo., to attend.
  27. Hevesi, Dennis (December 1, 2012). "David Schwendeman, Museum's Chief Taxidermist, Dies at 87". The New York Times. Retrieved December 22, 2012.

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