First incorporated as a township in 1876, Sayreville was re-incorporated as a borough in 1919. Prior to incorporation the area was known as Roundabout after the bending nature of the RIver. In the 1960s it was re-named for James R. Sayre, co-founder of the Sayre and Fisher Brick Company.
The Borough of Sayreville [†] is a mature suburban community located in Middlesex County on the Raritan and South Rivers, the Cheesequake Brook as well as the Raritan Bay. The Borough encompasses an area of 18.7 square miles and borders South Amboy, Perth Amboy and the Raritan Bay to the west, Old Bridge to the south, East Brunswick and South River to the east and City of Perth Amboy, Edison and Woodbridge to the north.
† Sayreville Borough Master Plan, 2013, www.sayreville.com, accessed October, 2022.
Nearby Towns: Aberdeen Twp • Edison Twp • Metuchen Boro • Old Bridge Twp • Perth Amboy City • South Amboy City • Woodbridge Twp •