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Bonhamtown, New Jersey
Main Street at Morris Avenue
Main Street at Morris Avenue
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Coordinates: 40°31′24″N 74°21′28″W / 40.52333°N 74.35778°W / 40.52333; -74.35778Coordinates: 40°31′24″N 74°21′28″W / 40.52333°N 74.35778°W / 40.52333; -74.35778
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Middlesex
Township Edison
Elevation
72 ft (22 m)
ZIP code
08837
GNIS feature ID 874849

Bonhamtown is a section of Edison Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States.

The area was named after Nicholas Bonham, a freeholder from the 17th century. Along with New Dover, New Durham, and Stelton it is one of the older historical communities established when the municipality was known as Raritan Township.

Bonhamtown is surrounded by several major roads, which include: Interstate 287, the New Jersey Turnpike, U.S. Route 1, Route 27, and Route 440.

The Bonhamtown Branch of Conrail Shared Assets Operations (CRCX) runs through the area from the Northeast Corridor to Raritan Center, site of the former Raritan Arsenal.

Transportation hub

Located within Edison, which is considered a transportation hub, Bonhamtown is surrounded by several major roads. These include: Interstate 287, the New Jersey Turnpike, U.S. Route 1, Route 27, and Route 440.

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