Three of the members of the Smithereens met in Carteret High School.
- The city of Rahway was originally known as Spanktown. According to legend, the name was derived from one of the prominent settlers being known for publicly chastising his wife.
- The Battle of Spanktown took place on February 23, 1777, when American forces under General Maxwell fought and defeated a British brigade. The American casualties were reported as 3 dead and 12 wounded, compared to 500 British dead.
- A mint in Rahway was the first in the country to print coins bearing the inscription E. Pluribus Unum.
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