New Brunswick is located in the east of New Jersey. At the end of the old Delaware and Raritan Canal, 21 miles or 33 km in distance south-west of Newark, the city is on the Raritan River, the seat of Middlesex County. The place was established by John Indian in 1681 and was first identified as Prigmore's Swamp. In 1713, the city first called Inian's Ferry. In 1724, the Duke of Brunswick, George I of England, renamed the city. It was then in 1730, George II gave the locale a town charter. The forces of General George Washington, fleeing from New York, captured the region in 1776, during the American Revolution. Vacating under General William Howe, who stayed in the place for about seven months, at the British's approach. In 1778, from the Battle of Monmouth, Washington returned. And, while there, published southern march commands end up in Yorktown's triumphant fight. The port of New Brunswick was a target for vessels hunting on British ships around Manhattan over the rebellious era.
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