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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Middletown Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Middletown Village

Middletown Township Historic District

Middletown Village Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M Sweet, March 24, 2018
1. Middletown Village Historic District Marker
Inscription.  Oldest settlement in New Jersey, the old Indian village of Chaquasitt. Settled 1613 by the Dutch; English land claim recorded in 1664. Haven for Captain Kidd's pirates. Scene of conflict between the Tories and Patriots; Clinton and Cornwallis met here the day after the Battle of Monmouth.
Erected 1976 by Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 23.633′ N, 74° 6.317′ W. Marker is in Middletown Township, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Kings Highway, on the right when traveling west. Near eastern end of the Village historic district and near entrance to parking lot of Middletown Township Johnson Gill Annex and Court. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown NJ 07748, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. British Retreat Route (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named British Retreat Route (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Middletown Village
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named British Retreat Route (approx. one mile away); Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); 29th Regiment New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Chapel Hill (approx. 1.8 miles away); British Campsite (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown Township.
Regarding Middletown Village. Location of the town's first permanent English settlement and among the oldest settlements in New Jersey. Associated with the Monmouth Tract, or Patent, of 1665, which was formed after the Dutch ceded New Netherlands to British control. Listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places and is one of 5 historic districts in Middletown, NJ. Contains examples of 17th, 18th, and 19th century structures.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2018, by @histkeep of Middletown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 69 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 27, 2018, by @histkeep of Middletown, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 24, 2022