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About the Area
If you’re looking for self-storage in Rahway, NJ, we’ve got you covered. Rahway is 21 miles southwest of Manhattan and just five miles west of Staten Island.
Rahway was originally the outlying plantations and acreage of two settlements, Elizabethtown and Woodbridge. It's believed to be named after a Native American chief who lived in the area. During the American Revolution it was known as “Spanktown,” and in 1777 it was the site of a decisive victory for the Patriots, and one of its residents, Abraham Clark, was a signatory to the Declaration of Independence.
Curious to learn more about Rahway? Read on…
The Rahway Community
Niche.com gives Rahway top marks for diversity, outdoor activities and nightlife. About 60% of residents own their homes, and 56% of residents have at least some post-secondary education. Out of New Jersey's 415 suburbs, Rahway is considered the seventh most diverse.
If you’re interested in history, you need to visit the Merchant and Drovers Tavern Museum. It was built around 1795, with other parts added around 1818. Originally constructed as a home and general store, in 1798, one Jon Anderson applied for a permit to operate it as a tavern. It continued to be a tavern until the 1930s, when instead of selling it when business dwindled, it was rented to the Girl Scouts. Today, it’s been restored to circa-1820 glam and serves as a museum. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Need another historical fun fact to impress your dinner party guests with? Before Alexander Hamilton annoyed certain cabinet members by setting up the central treasury, each state was responsible for printing its own currency. Rahway was the site of the state mint of New Jersey, and originated the “E Pluribus Unum” marking that is still on all your coins today.
If you like creepy stories, consider the Rahway Jane Doe, whose body rests in the Rahway cemetery. In 1887, four brothers on their way to work found the half-frozen body of a well-dressed young woman. Despite national headlines and hundreds of people traveling to view her body, no one recognized her (and if someone did, they weren’t saying). Her identity and murder remains unsolved to this day, and her ghost is said to haunt the Rahway cemetary.
And did you know that Nicola Tesla’s Tesla Electric Light and Manufacturing Company operated in Rahway from 1884 to 1886? It was intended to manufacture his arc lighting systems, but the idea didn’t catch on. He ended up penniless, but eventually got the last laugh—it just took a couple of centuries.
Other Storage Post Locations Near Rahway, New Jersey
We have several locations near Rahway, New Jersey for your convenience:
Why Choose Storage Post?
Rahway is five miles from Staten Island, and the Rahway River flows through the city. It’s stocked with trout every spring, so if you like to fish, canoe, kayak or paddleboard, Rahway is the place to be. Of course, all those water toys take up a lot of space, and they aren’t much fun in the winter, so having a place to store them in the off season is a good idea. (We have some suggestions on how to properly store your boat.)
You’ll experience the full four seasons when you live in New Jersey, and sometimes all four are competing simultaneously. Jersey winter temperatures average between 28 °F and 40°F, and summer temperatures range from a low of 70°F to highs in the mid-80°Fs. Anyone who has ever had a weather headache understands the dangers of temperature fluctuations, and that goes double for fragile possessions such as wood furniture, photographs, documents, books or clothing. Our self-storage units have climate-controlled options to keep your possessions safe year-round.
And when you hit one of those fluke warm days in the spring or fall, and you want to take advantage of it to change seasonal decor, get a headstart on lawn work or dig out the pool toys and store the snowblower, time is of the essence. That's why many of our locations offer extended or 24-hour access, plus state-of-the-art security systems (including 24/7/365 video surveillance, digital access codes and motion-activated lighting) to keep you safe while you're here. We also offer drive-up ground floor units that let you pull up, load and unload and get on with your day ASAP.
We have some suggestions on how to optimize home storage by using self-storage. If you’re storing collectibles like dolls, baseball cards or photographs, there are some things you can do to protect them, including considering a climate-controlled unit.
As an added bonus, our staff knows Rahway inside and out. They can help you out with directions, how to get to the Rahway River Park and where to grab the best food in the city. They can also lend you the tape gun, grab you a dolly or set you up with your own digital access code.
Why not drop into one of our convenient locations and talk to our friendly staff about how self-storage can help you live life in Rahway New Jersey!
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