Middletown Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Middletown Township Historic District
Middletown Township Historic District. An early Hamlet on the King’s Highway, known until 1809 as High Point. British Campsite after the Battle of Monmouth. Chapel, built in 1809, became the center of strife between temperance forces meeting there and drinkers from the taverns either side.
Erected 1976 by The Woman’s Club of Middletown.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
Location. 40° 23.85′ N, 74° 4.242′ W. Marker is in Middletown Township, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of King’s Highway East and Chapel Hill Road on King’s Highway East. 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 Campsite (here, next to this marker); British Retreat Route (approx. 0.8 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named British Retreat Route British Campsite (approx. 1.8 miles away); Middletown Village (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); 29th Regiment New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown Township.
More about this marker. The upper of the two Historical Markers pictured here is one of several identical Historical Markers titled British Campsite that have their own pages in this database. They were all placed by the Middletown Lions club in 1976 to demarcate the places along the old King’s Highway in modern day Atlantic Highlands and Middletown, NJ.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. Chapel Hill. Middletown Township Website entry (Submitted on March 10, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Kings Highway: Middletown's Most Historic Road. Patch entry (Submitted on March 10, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2008, by David Anderson of Middletown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,142 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on April 27, 2018, by @histkeep of Middletown, New Jersey. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 28, 2008, by David Anderson of Middletown, New Jersey. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.