The Raritan is a river in central New Jersey emptying into the Atlantic Ocean at Raritan Bay. The name "Raritan"" comes from an Algonquin word meaning "stream overflows."

It is believed that the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 6000 years ago, the Narrows had not yet been formed and the Hudson River flowed along the Watchungs and out to the ocean through the current course of the Raritan.

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1 Towns on the Raritan
2 Sports on the Raritan River
3 Raritan River in Song
4 Also see

Towns on the Raritan

Sports on the Raritan River

  • The Raritan river hosts the Rutgers University Rowing Team.

Raritan River in Song

  • Rutgers University's "On the Banks of the Old Raritan."

Also see