National Register Listings in
Monmouth County, New Jersey

ALEXANDER HAMILTON (steamship) All Saints' Memorial Church Complex Allaire Village Allen House Allenhurst Railroad Station Allenhurst Residential Historic District Allentown Historic District Allentown Mill Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Arbutus Cottage Asbury Park Commercial Historic District Asbury Park Convention Hall Audenried Cottage Bell Laboratories-Holmdel Bradley Beach Free Public Library Bradley Beach Station Brielle Road Bridge over the Glimmer Glass Brookdale Farm Historic District Burrowes, Maj. John, Mansion Camp Evans Camp Evans Historic District Camp Evans Historic District (Boundary Increase and Decrease) Carlton, Theatre, The Christ Church Christ Church (Episcopal), Shrewsbury Church of the Presidents Clarksburg Methodist Episcopal Church Clarksburg School Cooke, Dr. Robert W., Medical Office Court Street School Coward-Smith House Duggan, Frederic A, First Aid and Emergency Squad Building First Presbyterian Church of Oceanic Fisk Chapel Fort Hancock and the Sandy Hook Proving Ground Historic District Fort Hancock, U.S. Life Saving Station Fortune, T. Thomas, House Gregory Primary School Grover House Guggenheim, Murry, House Hankinson-Moreau-Covenhoven House Holmdel Dutch Reformed Church Holmes-Hendrickson House Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Horn Antenna House at 364 Cedar Avenue Imlaystown Historic District Jersey Homesteads Historic District Kovenhoven Little Silver Station Longstreet Farm MacGregor-Tallman House Maloney, Martin, Cottage Manasquan Friends Meetinghouse and Burying Ground Matawan Station McLeod-Rice House Merino Hill House and Farm Middletown Village Historic District Monmouth Battlefield Monmouth Boat Club Navesink Historic District Navesink Light Station Navesink Military Reservation North Long Branch School-Primary No. 3 North Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association District Old Kentuck Old Mill at Tinton Falls Old Scots Burying Ground Palace Amusements Parker Homestead Players Boat Club Portland Place Probasco-Dittner Farmstead Reckless, Anthony, Estate Red Bank Passenger Station River Street School Romer Shoal Light Station Salter's Mill Sandy Hook Light Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club Seabrook-Wilson House Shadow Lawn Shrewsbury Historic District Shrewsbury Township Hall Squan Beach Life-Saving Station #9 St. George's-by-the-River Episcopal Church St. James Memorial Church of Eatontown St. John's Episcopal Church St. Peter's Episcopal Church Steinbach-Cookman Building Taylor, George, House Tinton Falls Historic District Towers, The Trinity Church Twin Lights Union Schoolhouse Upper Freehold Baptist Meeting Upper Meeting House of the Baptist Church of Middletown Village Inn Walker-Combs-Hartshorne Farmstead Walnford Wardell House Water Witch Club Casino Water Witch Club Historic District White, Robert, House Winsor Building Wurts, George, Summer Home
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Monmouth County, located in the state of New Jersey, has a rich and diverse history that stretches back centuries. Originally inhabited by the Lenape Native American tribe, the region saw early European settlement in the 17th century. In 1664, Monmouth County became part of the British colony of New Jersey, and it remained under British control until the American Revolution.

During the Revolutionary War, Monmouth County played a significant role. The county was the site of the Battle of Monmouth in 1778, one of the largest battles of the war. It marked a turning point for the Continental Army and significantly boosted morale for the American side.

In the 19th century, Monmouth County's economy thrived primarily due to agriculture and fishing. The region was known for its fertile soil, and farms and orchards flourished. As the Industrial Revolution took hold, Monmouth County began to see the growth of manufacturing and commerce, particularly along the Raritan Bayshore.

As the 20th century approached, Monmouth County saw suburbanization and the development of beach resorts along the Atlantic coastline, drawing tourists and vacationers. Today, the county remains a popular destination for beachgoers, while also being home to diverse communities, educational institutions, and a thriving arts scene.

In summary, Monmouth County's history is marked by early European settlement, its pivotal role in the American Revolution, agricultural and industrial growth in the 19th century, and the development of popular beach resorts in the 20th century.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Monmouth County, New Jersey.

  • 1664 - Monmouth County is established as one of the four original counties of East Jersey
  • 1675 - Monmouth County is named after Monmouthshire, Wales
  • 1693 - Township of Middletown is established
  • 1714 - Township of Freehold is established
  • 1731 - Township of Shrewsbury is established
  • 1749 - Township of Upper Freehold is established
  • 1778 - Battle of Monmouth takes place during the American Revolutionary War
  • 1838 - Township of Howell is established
  • 1850 - Township of Marlboro is established
  • 1906 - Borough of Long Branch is incorporated
  • 1917 - Naval Weapons Station Earle is established
  • 1947 - Monmouth University is founded as Monmouth College
  • 1955 - Garden State Parkway is completed, running through Monmouth County
  • 1960 - Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park opens in Jackson Township
  • 2021 - Notable landmarks in Monmouth County include Sandy Hook, Asbury Park, and the Monmouth Battlefield State Park