Getting to Know Bayway, NJ

The personal injury attorneys in Bayway, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group, would like to share some interesting features about the neighborhood.


Bayway is an unincorporated community located in the city of Linden situated in the southeastern region of Union County, New Jersey. Gulfport Reach forms the eastern border of the area while Morses Creek flows along the southern edge. The New Jersey Turnpike and Interstate 278 are the main roadways that travel through or around the town. Morses Mill Road and Brunswick Avenue serve the local commute. 

History of the Refinery

The Bayway Refinery, now referred to as the Phillips 66 Refinery, is located in the heart of the industrial town on Park Avenue. John D. Rockefeller founded the refinery. Rockefeller acquired several hundred acres of land between Linden and Elizabeth from the former Morse family estate. Construction began in 1907, and the Bayway Refinery was completed in 1909. 

Bayway quickly became one of the top research facilities in the state. The refinery was the first to begin using the hydrogenation process that allowed it to create larger amounts of crude products. In 1919 the refinery's scientists invented the first petrochemical, isopropyl alcohol. 

During World War II, the facility provided high octane aviation fuel and manufactured materials that helped produce explosives. After the war, the refinery expanded thanks to an investment by Esso in 1947. This expansion allowed the facility to become the largest in the world for producing gasoline and heating oil. 

Phillips Petroleum purchased the refinery in 2001 and, with the addition of a new polypropylene facility in 2003, produces 775 million pounds each year. 


Within the outskirts of the neighborhood are two parks for the residents to enjoy:

  • Mc Gillvray Park - located on Mc Gillvray Place
  • Eighth Ward Park / George L. Milkosky Park - located on Bedle Place

Just to the south of the town across Morses Creek are two cemeteries: 

  • Mt. Calvary Cemetery - located on Edgar Road
  • Rosehill Cemetery and Crematory - located on Westbrook Drive


In addition to the other neighborhoods that make up Linden, the population was 40,499 in 2010. This was an increase of 2.8% from the 2000 census. The population consisted of 14,909 households and 10,272 families. The racial makeup of the community was the following:

  • 59.15% white
  • 26.88% African American
  • 24.93% Hispanic or Latino
  • 2.71% Asian
  • 0.29% Native American
  • 0.02% Pacific Islander
  • 7.57% other races
  • 3.37% two or more races

The average household income was $55,859 in 2010. This was an increase from the $46,345 in 2000. The occupational breakdown of the employed adults is the following:

  • 31.7% manufacturing and laborer jobs
  • 26.3% sales and service occupations
  • 22.8% clerical, assistant, and technical support roles
  • 19.3% management, executive, and professional positions

Follow along for more interesting facts on the neighboring communities: The History of Roselle Park, NJ

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