Rahway(rô`wā), industrial city (1990 pop. 25,325), Union co., NE N.J., on the Rahway River; settled by 1680 as Rawack (then part of Elizabethtown; see ElizabethElizabeth,
city (1990 pop. 110,002), seat of Union co., NE N.J., on Newark Bay; inc. 1855. It is a shipping and transportation hub, with some of the world's largest containerized dock facilities at Port Elizabeth.
..... Click the link for more information. ), inc. 1858. Plastics, clothing, pharmaceuticals, and electrical equipment are among the city's manufactures. The British were routed in skirmishes there in 1777. One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and 42 Revolutionary soldiers are buried in the Rahway cemetery.