Metuchen

Metuchen (mətŭchˈən) [key], borough (1990 pop. 12,804), Middlesex co., NE N.J.; settled before 1700, inc. 1900. Although chiefly residential, it manufactures metal products, packaging equipment, machinery, and electric appliances. In June, 1777, a brief but bloody skirmish occurred there between British troops under Gen. William Howe and a small American force led by William Alexander.

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