New Brunswick, NJ

Item

Place Title
New Brunswick, NJ
Identifier
NJS-PLC-00016
Description
The City of New Brunswick is the original location of Queen's College, which was chartered in 1766 and renamed Rutgers in 1825. Today, New Brunswick is home to the largest campus of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

The city was formed by royal charter in 1730. From its founding up until the 1850s, the city straddled the border between Somerset County and Middlesex County, and portions of the city were considered to be in different townships and in different counties. The county border ran down the road known today as Albany Street in New Brunswick. The area around present-day College Avenue was considered to be Somerset County, and some documents related to slavery in this ares will be found among Somerset County records. The area of the city that was in Middlesex County (including downtown and the present-day Douglass Campus of Rutgers University) was considered to be part of North Brunswick Township, and early 19th century records often refer to this area as "the City of New Brunswick in the Township of North Brunswick."
Latitude
40.496715
Longitude
-74.444271
City
New Brunswick
County or Parish
Middlesex County
State or Province
New Jersey
Country
United States of America
Place Type
City, Town, or Village
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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Items with "Location Created: New Brunswick, NJ"
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Abraham Blauvelt, Queen's Building Construction Account Book Document
African Association of New Brunswick Minute Book Document
Bill of sale for Mark, sold by Benjamin Taylor to James Neilson Document
Bill of Sale for Prince, sold by Cornelius C. Vermeule to John Neilson Document
Certification of Tony’s consent to be sold to John Neilson Document
Indenture for Tony, sold by Thomas Read and Archibald Read to John Neilson Document
Marriage record for Ambo and Mark Harris Document
Permission slip for Cato to join the African Association, by Abraham Beach Document
Permission slip for Mark Harris to join the African Association, by James Neilson Document
Permission slip for Phillis to join the African Association, by John Neilson Document
Permission slip for Samuel Lane to join the African Association, by Andrew Kirkpatrick Document
Receipt issued to James Neilson for Elizabeth Document
Receipt to John Neilson for the sale of Dine Document
Receipt to John Neilson for the sale of Grace Document
Will of John Bray, New Brunswick, NJ Document
Items with "Location Created: New Brunswick, NJ"
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Letter from John Neilson to Robert Finley regarding Jef Letter
Items with "Place of Publication: New Brunswick, NJ"
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Jailbreak notice for Rachel Article
Runaway ad for Cato Article
Runaway ad for Cato and Leven Article
Runaway ad for Dick Article
Runaway ad for Elsy Murray Article
Runaway ad for Nell, alias Bets Article
Runaway ad for Robin and Sam Article
Runaway ad for Sam Article
Runaway pickup notice for Adam Hill, Henry Hall, and Isaac Harmone Article