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Monmouth County, New Jersey

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History

In 1609, the English navigator, Henry Hudson, and his crew aboard the Dutch vessel Half Moon spotted land in what is now Monmouth County, most likely off Sandy Hook; however, some historical accounts credit this landing to present-day Keansburg. Among the first European settlers and majority landowners in the area were Richard and Penelope Stout. Penelope "miraculously" survived her wounds from a native attack in Sandy Hook and further lived to the age of 110. Additionally, a group of Quaker families from Long Island settled the Monmouth Tract, an early land grant from Richard Nicolls issued in 1665. They were followed by a group of Scottish settlers who inhabited Freehold Township in about 1682–85, followed several years later by Dutch settlers. As they arrived in this area, they were greeted by Lenape Native Americans, who lived in scattered small family bands and developed a largely amicable relationship with the new arrivals.

Monmouth County was established on March 7, 1683, while part of the province of East Jersey. On October 31, 1693, the county was partitioned into the townships of Freehold, Middletown and Shrewsbury. Its name may come from a suggestion from Colonel Lewis Morris that the county should be named after Monmouthshire in Wales, Great Britain. Other suggestions include that it was named for James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth (1649–1685), who had many allies among the East Jersey leadership. In 1714, the first county government was established.

At the June 28, 1778, Battle of Monmouth, near Freehold Township, General George Washington's soldiers battled the British under Sir Henry Clinton, in the longest land battle of the American Revolutionary War. It was at Monmouth that the tactics and training from Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben developed at Valley Forge during the winter encampment were first implemented on a large scale.

Adjacent Counties

Municipalities

Aberdeen Twp. Including: Cliffwood, Cliffwood Beach CDP, Henningers Mills, Strathmore CDP

Allenhurst

Allentown

Asbury Park

Atlantic Highlands Including: Hilton and Stone Church

Avon-by-the-Sea

Belmar

Bradley Beach

Brielle Including: Manasquan Park

Colts Neck Twp. Including: Bucks Mill, Colonial Terrace, Cooks Mills, Montrose, Phalanx, Scobeyville, Vanderburg

Deal

Eatontown

Englishtown

Fair Haven

Farmingdale

Freehold Borough

Freehold Twp. Including: Burlington Heights, East Freehold CDP, Georgia, Orchard Estates, Siloam, Smithburg, Stonehurst East, Stonehurst West, West Freehold CDP

Hazlet Twp. Including: Centerville, Mechanicsville, North Centerville, Tiltons Corner, Van Marters Corner, West Keansburg

Highlands Including: Waterwitch

Holmdel Twp. Including: Centerville, Crawford Corners, Everett, Morrells Corner, Pleasant Valley Crossroads

Howell Twp. Including: Adelphia, Ardena, Ardmore Estates, Bergerville, Candlewood, Collingwood Park, Fairfield, Fort Plains, Freewood Acres, Jerseyville, Lake Club, Land of Pines, Larrabees, Lower Squankum, Matthews, Maxim, Oak Glen, Parkway Pines, Ramtown CDP, Salem Hill, Shacks Corner, Southard, Squankum, West Farms, Winston Park, Wyckoff Mills

Interlaken

Keansburg Including: Tiltons Corner

Keyport

Lake Como

Little Silver Including: Little Silver Point

Loch Arbour

Long Branch Including: Branchport, East Long Branch, Elberon, North Long Branch, Pier Village, West End

Manalapan Twp. Including: Clarks Mills, Elton, Gordons Corner, Lafayette Mills., Millhurst, Monmouth Heights, Oakland Mills, Smithburg, Taylors Mills, Tennent, Whittier Oaks, Yorketown CDP

Manasquan

Marlboro Twp. Including: Beacon Hill, Bradevelt, Claytons Corner, Henningers Mills, Herberts Corner, Hillsdale, Marlboro, Monmouth Heights, Montrose, Morganville CDP, Mount Pleasant, Pleasant Valley, Robertsville CDP, Smocks Corner, Spring Valley, Wickatunk

Matawan Including: Freneau

Middletown Twp. Including: Belford CDP, Chapel Hill, East Keansburg, Everett, Fairview CDP, Harmony, Hendrickson Corners, Holland, Leonardo CDP, Leonardville, Lincroft CDP, Locust, Monmouth Hills, Navesink CDP, New Monmouth, North Middletown CDP, Oak Hill, Philips Mills, Port Monmouth CDP, Red Hill, River Plaza, Stone Church, Tiltons Corner, Town Brook

Millstone Twp. Including: Bairdsville, Bergen Mills, Carrs Corner, Carrs Tavern, Charleston Springs, Clarksburg, Ely, Elys Corner, Fair Play, Holmeson, Perrineville, Smithburg, Stone Tavern, Sweetman

Monmouth Beach Including: Galilee

Neptune Twp. Including: Bradley Park, Green Grove, Hamilton, Ocean Grove CDP, Shark River Hills CDP, West Grove

Neptune City

Ocean Twp. Including: Cold Indian Springs, Deal Park, Elberon Park, Green Grove, Oakhurst CDP, Oakhurst Manor, Wanamassa CDP, Wayside, Wertheins Corner, West Allenhurst

Oceanport Including: Port-au-peck and Sands Point

Red Bank

Roosevelt

Rumson Including: Oceanic and Waterloo

Sea Bright Including: Low Moor, Navesink Beach, Normandie

Sea Girt

Shrewsbury Borough

Shrewsbury Twp.

Spring Lake Including: North Spring Lake

Spring Lake Heights Including: Villa Park

Tinton Falls Including: Green Grove, Hockhockson, Macedonia, Pine Brook, Reevytown, Wayside, West Shrewsbury, Wileys Corner

Union Beach Including: Natco and Van Marters Corner

Upper Freehold Twp. Including: Arneytown, Cooleys Corner, Cream Ridge, Ellisdale, Emleys Hill, Homes Mills, Hornerstown, Imlaystown, Kirbys Mills, Nelsonville, New Canton, New Sharon, Polhemustown, Pullentown, Red Valley, Robinsville, Sharon, Shrewsbury, Spring Mill, Walnford, Wrightsville

Wall Twp. Including: Allaire, Allenwood CDP, Collingwood Park, Glendola, New Bedford, West Belmar

West Long Branch

Links

Wikipedia

nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

USS Monmouth County - LST 1032

Monmouth County Open Records Search