My old hometown, Sayreville is located by the Raritan River in Middlesex County in central New Jersey. Nearby towns include South Amboy, New Jersey, South River, New Jersey, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and East Brunswick, New Jersey. The population is around 20,000. It is about thirty miles from New York City and sixty miles from Philadelphia. It is divided into several sections: Parlin, Morgan, and Lower Sayreville.
Previously known by such names as Roundabout (due to it's key location on the bay), Sayreville gets it's name from the old Sayre & Fisher Brick Company, one of the first brickmaking plants in the United States. The bricks were made from the massive deposits of clay the town is built on. Sayre & Fisher bricks were used to build the pedastal the Statue of Liberty stands on. While the company no longer exists, their large brick smokestack still stands on Main Street.