New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Brunswick, New Jersey
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is a city in Middlesex County, New Jersey, 31 miles (50 km) southwest of New York City on the Raritan River about 15 miles (24 km) from its mouth. In 1900, 20,006 people lived in New Brunswick, New Jersey; 23,388 in 1910, 32,779 in 1920 and 33,180 in 1940. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city population was 48,573. It is the county seat of Middlesex
New Brunswick is named for the city of Braunschweig, in state of Lower Saxony, in Germany. Braunschweig was an influential and powerful city in the Hanseatic League, later in the Holy Roman Empire, and was an administrative seat for the Duchy (and later Principality) of Hanover. Shortly after the first settlement of New Brunswick in colonial New Jersey, George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Elector of Hanover, of the House of Hanover (also known as the House of Brunswick), became King George I of Great Britain (1660-1727). Before receiving its present name in 1714, New Brunswick was known as Prigmore's Swamp and Inian's Ferry. It is likely that New Brunswick was named for the city of Braunschweig in honour of the newly crowned monarch.
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