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Bound Brook is a borough in Somerset County; as of the United States 2010 Census, the borough population was 10,402.  Bound Brook was originally incorporated as a town by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature in 1869 within portions of Bridgewater Township.  It was incorporated as a borough in 1891.

The quiet community of Bound Brook Borough is historically significant as the site where the Betsy Ross flag was first flown.  Bound Brook residents have easy access to major local routes--the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike.

Bound Brook Train StationBuilt in 1913 and located at 350 E. Main Street, the Bound Brook New Jersey Transit Station offers New Jersey Transit service on the Raritan Valley Line.  The station building on the north side of the tracks is now a restaurant; the other station building on the south side is now privately owned. A tunnel connects the south and north sides of the tracks.  Also there are Conrail tracks going through this station, used for freight trains going to Newark.

NJ Transit bus service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 114 and 117 routes. Local service to Newark is available on the 65 and 66 routes.

The Bound Brook School District serves students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district are LaMonte School (Pre-K through 2nd grade), Lafayette School (grades 3-5), Smalley School (grades 6-8) and Bound Brook High School (grades 9-12).  Students from South Bound Brook, New Jersey attended the district's high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the South Bound Brook School District.

Also, an Interparochial Catholic School in the Borough, Holy Family Academy, (Pre-K to Grade 8) serves the local and surrounding communities.

National Register of Historic Places listings for Bound Brook include--
- Bound Brook Station, E. Main St.
- Old Stone Arch Bridge, Railroad Ave., approximately 194 feet east of South Main St.
- Presbyterian Church at Bound Brook, 409 Mountain Ave.

The Bound Brook Farmers Market meets summer and fall Saturdays at the NJ Transit Parking Lot on Main Street.

Restaurants include--Girasole, Italian, 502 W. Union Ave. (Thompson Ave.).

A tAbraham Staads Houseown rich in history, some points of Interest include--Queen's Bridge and the Abraham Staads House. Acquired by the Borough in 1999 the Staads House exemplifies the architecture of the 18th Century Dutch settlements of the Raritan Valley. During the Revolutionary war it was the headquarters of General von Steuben during the second Middlebrook Encampment in 1779.

 


The town was first settled in 1681 near the Bound Brook stream, which flows into the Raritan River via the Green Brook on the east side of the borough.

A wooden bridge over the Raritan River was erected as early as 1761 and named Queen's Bridge in 1767. Later it became a covered bridge. During the American Revolutionary War the bridge was used repeatedly by both sides including during the Battle of Bound Brook in 1777. In 1875 the wooden bridge was replaced by a steel pipe truss bridge, which was replaced by a steel girder bridge in 1984, still using the old pillars. The bridge was renovated and paved in 2007.

The Battle of Bound Brook, one of the battles in the New York and New Jersey campaign during the American Revolutionary War, occurred on April 13, 1777, and resulted in a defeat for the Continental Army, who were routed by about 4,000 troops under British command.
South Bound Brook Residentual Street
The south side of the borough, including the downtown area, is a low-lying natural flood plain of the Raritan River.  Bound Brook suffers occasional flooding after heavy rain.  Flood control protection is in place on the western and eastern sides of Bound Brook, and the main flood levee that will protect the south is hoped to be completed in  2012.

Bound Brook is also known as the home of the graham cracker.  In 1829. the graham cracker was developed by a Presbyterian minister, the Reverend Sylvester Graham, to cure the dread fever of lust.  He preached a strict vegetarian diet, recommended hard mattresses, open bedroom windows, chastity, cold showers, loose clothing and vigorous exercise.

He felt that a strict diet devoid of meat and rich in fiber would combat rampant desire.  He was convinced that eating meat and fat led to sinful sexual excess and that the use of mustard and ketchup would cause insanity.   Rev. Graham-boarding houses sprang up in New York and Boston as part of the health craze he inspired.

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