Milltown, New Jersey

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Milltown is a Borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 7,000.

Milltown was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on January 29, 1889, from portions of North Brunswick Township, based on the results of a referendum held three day earlier. The borough was reincorporated by resolution of the borough council on May 2, 1896. A portion of East Brunswick Township was annexed in 1902.[6]

As of the 2000 Census, the center of population for New Jersey was located in Milltown, at Milltown Road, just east of the New Jersey Turnpike (see map of location).[7]

Miltown (meprobamate), the groundbreaking anxiolytic and sedative drug that first came to market in the mid-1950s, was named after the town of Milltown.[8]

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Geography

Milltown is located at 40°27′09″N 74°26′17″W / 40.452538°N 74.438020°W / 40.452538; -74.438020 (40.452538, -74.438020).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (1.88%) is water.

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