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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Monmouth County, New Jersey

Clickable Map of Monmouth County, New Jersey and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Monmouth County, NJ (247) Burlington County, NJ (322) Mercer County, NJ (290) Middlesex County, NJ (254) Ocean County, NJ (48) Queens County, NY (140) Richmond County, NY (166)  MonmouthCounty(247) Monmouth County (247)  BurlingtonCounty(322) Burlington County (322)  MercerCounty(290) Mercer County (290)  MiddlesexCounty(254) Middlesex County (254)  OceanCounty(48) Ocean County (48)  QueensCountyNew York(140) Queens County (140)  RichmondCounty(166) Richmond County (166)
Freehold is the county seat for Monmouth County
Adjacent to Monmouth County, New Jersey
      Burlington County (322)  
      Mercer County (290)  
      Middlesex County (254)  
      Ocean County (48)  
      Queens County, New York (140)  
      Richmond County, New York (166)  
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1New Jersey (Monmouth County), Allenhurst — Jersey Central Power & Light Employees
July 4, 1941 Dedicated to our fellow employees who serve in the Armed Forces of the United States of AmericaMap (db m10557) HM
2New Jersey (Monmouth County), Allenhurst — New Era Anchor
In memory of the nearly 300 German immigrants who lost their lives when the sailing ship New Era wrecked off Deal Lake, November 13, 1854. In honor of Abner Allen, Allenhurst's earliest settler, keeper of the local lifeboat house, and first . . . Map (db m14132) HM
3New Jersey (Monmouth County), Allentown — Historic WalnfordCrossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area
Richard Waln, a Quaker merchant from Philadelphia, purchased Walnford as a production source for his import/export business, and to establish an estate for his family. The mills and farm provided goods necessary for all during the American . . . Map (db m93736) HM
4New Jersey (Monmouth County), Allentown — Historic Walnford ParkWomen’s Heritage Trail
Generations of Waln/Meirs women helped to build and sustain the farm, mill and domestic life at Walnford and to ensure its ultimate survival. Sarah Ridgeway Waln and her daughter Sarah Waln were among a small but noteworthy group of women who owned . . . Map (db m93732) HM
5New Jersey (Monmouth County), Allentown — Walnford’s Tenant Houses
Houses and shops once lined the road across from the mill. These are two of the six known tenant houses that were part of the small community formed by the people who lived and worked at Walnford. In the 1700s and 1800s millers, craftsmen, farm . . . Map (db m93722) HM
6New Jersey (Monmouth County), Asbury Park — Honey Suckle RoseFats Waller and Andy Razaf
In this building in December 1928 Fats Waller and Andy Razaf Wrote the Grammy Hall of Fame Song “Honeysuckle Rose” Recorded by nearly 500 artists Dedicated by the Asbury Park Museum & Asbury Park Historical Society June . . . Map (db m167634) HM
7New Jersey (Monmouth County), Asbury Park — President Wilson’s Asbury Park Executive Offices
Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, used the entire fifth floor of this building for his executive offices during the late summer and early fall of 1916 while he vacationed at Shadow Lawn, the Summer White House at West Long . . . Map (db m5240) HM
8New Jersey (Monmouth County), Asbury Park — S.S. Morro Castle Disaster
In Memoriam S.S. Morro Castle September 8, 1934 This monument is dedicated to the 137 passengers and crew of the S.S. Morro Castle who lost their lives on September 8, 1934 when the ship burned off the Jersey Coast when returning from . . . Map (db m22309) HM
9New Jersey (Monmouth County), Asbury Park — Soldiers’ Monument
In Memory Of Those Who Fought in Defence of the Union. War of Rebellion 1861-1865 Erected by C.K. Hall Post No. 41 G.A.R. Dept. of N.J. And Womens Relief Corp No. 25Map (db m5241) HM
10New Jersey (Monmouth County), Atlantic Highlands — British Campsite
For a week following the Battle of Monmouth, the main British Army under Gen. Sir Henry Clinton spread its encampment both sides of this road while awaiting transport from Sandy Hook. They embarked for New York July 5, 1778.Map (db m5804) HM
11New Jersey (Monmouth County), Atlantic Highlands — Friends of Monmouth County 9/11 Memorial
On September 11, 2001, many came to this site to witness the horrific tragedy just a few miles away in Lower Manhattan, and, for days afterward, they continued to come to view the smoke spiraling up from the site, most still in shock, not believing . . . Map (db m5981) HM
12New Jersey (Monmouth County), Atlantic Highlands — Henry Hudson Springs
In 1609, Henry Hudson drew water from this spring. Before the White Man's arrival, Lenni Lenape Indians obtained water from this site. Packet ships continued to use the spring into the 1800's.Map (db m5678) HM
13New Jersey (Monmouth County), Atlantic Highlands — Highest Point on the Atlantic SeaboardMount Mitchill — Coastal Habitats —
Mount Mitchill, at an elevation of 266 feet above sea level, is the highest natural point on the Atlantic Seaboard between southern Maine and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Cartographers (map makers) named the prominence, located in the southwest . . . Map (db m22716) HM
14New Jersey (Monmouth County), Atlantic Highlands — Longshore Sediment MovementLittoral Drift — Coastal Habitats —
Most shore bathers soon realize the back-and-forth motion of the waves breaking on the shore not only stirs the sand but also persistently carries them down the beach. This unseen force is called a “longshore or littoral current.” In . . . Map (db m22742) HM
15New Jersey (Monmouth County), Atlantic Highlands — NavesinkMiddletown Township Historic District
Middletown Township Historic District. Summer camping ground of the Indians on their Minisink Trail, which became part of the King’s Highway. Location of the Burge’s Mill in Colonial Times; British campsite after the Battle of Monmouth. A . . . Map (db m116864) HM
16New Jersey (Monmouth County), Atlantic Highlands — Raritan Bay & New York HarborIndustry & Trade — Maritime History —
Boating is a popular activity on Raritan and Sandy Hook bays. These waters provide both shelter from and access to the Atlantic Ocean. Over the past three centuries, maritime traffic in the Raritan Bay – New York Harbor area has increased . . . Map (db m22730) HM
17New Jersey (Monmouth County), Atlantic Highlands — The Hartshorne Legacy
Hartshorne Woods Park is named in honor of the Hartshorne family. Richard Hartshorne (1641-1722), an English Quaker, settled in Middletown in 1669 and became one of Monmouth County’s most prominent early settlers. By the late 1670s he had acquired . . . Map (db m40751) HM
18New Jersey (Monmouth County), Belmar — Breslin War Memorial1941 - 1945
To the glory of god and to those who served fought and died that our flag may ever fly in honor and in peace. This shrine is reverently dedicated by Pat and Sandy Aug. 15, 1949Map (db m37972) WM
19New Jersey (Monmouth County), Belmar — Korean - Vietnam - Persian Gulf Monument
When our Nation called, They served... In bitter cold, in sweltering heat, In burning desert sands. Dedicated on November 11th, 2001 by The grateful citizens of Belmar In honor of our Veterans. Korea • Vietnam • Persian Gulf . . . Map (db m5556) WM
20New Jersey (Monmouth County), Belmar — Malta Shipwreck
Why is this pole here? This pole is actually a part of Belmar's maritime history. It is the foremast (front mast) of the Malta, a ship that was wrecked off 8th Ave. in Belmar on November 24, 1885. The foremast was salvaged and mounted here . . . Map (db m32325) HM
21New Jersey (Monmouth County), Belmar — Shark River Salt Works
April 8, 1778 Destruction of Shark River Salt Works On this date some 150 men, composed of British Highlanders and loyalists, landed south of Shark River and completely destroyed the salt-works which produced this commodity essential to the . . . Map (db m8251) HM
22New Jersey (Monmouth County), Belmar — The Spirit of the American DoughboyBelmar World War I Memorial
Dedicated in honor of those who entered the service of their country from Belmar, New Jersey and in memory of those who gave their lives in the World War. Presented by The citizens of Belmar, New Jersey Joseph Mayer . . . Map (db m5530) WM
23New Jersey (Monmouth County), Belmar — World War II Monument1941 – 1942
For God and Country This tablet is erected in Honor of The men and women of Belmar Who answered their country's call In World War II And to the eternal memory of The following comrades Who made the supreme sacrifice Frederick L. . . . Map (db m5557) WM
24New Jersey (Monmouth County), Bradley Beach — Bradley Beach World War I Monument
1917             1919 The citizens of Bradley Beach greatfully erected this monument in memory of its noble heroes who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War and also in honor of its valiant sons who so courageously served in . . . Map (db m5627) WM
25New Jersey (Monmouth County), Colts Neck — Capt. Joshua Huddy
In tribute to Capt. Joshua Huddy of Colts Neck   1750 – 1782 Monmouth County Revolutionary War hero. Erected by the citizens of Colts Neck August 27, 1977Map (db m76469) HM
26New Jersey (Monmouth County), Colts Neck — Captain Joshua Huddy's Homestead
Site of the home of Revolutionary Hero Captain Joshua Huddy and his wife, the Widow Hart. In 1780, a party of Tories set fire to the home.Map (db m15626) HM
27New Jersey (Monmouth County), Colts Neck — Colts Neck Innc. 1717
Tavern and stagecoach stop on The Burlington Path—from the Atlantic Coast to the Delaware River. Owned by the widow Hart, the wife of Joshua huddy.Map (db m15630) HM
28New Jersey (Monmouth County), Colts Neck — Colts Neck War Memorial
Colts Neck Township honors its citizens who made the supreme sacrifice for their country. World War II James Comerford Alex Grabelewski Timothy Lott James K. Moreau Edward Oryll Mitchell Zaleski Korea Robert L. Cox Vietnam John J. . . . Map (db m76331) WM
29New Jersey (Monmouth County), Colts Neck — Montrose School House (c. 1812)
One of 6 "one room" schoolhouses, originally known as the Barrenton School was moved to its present site, and became the Montrose School. Operation ceased in 1922 with the construction of the Atlantic School on Rt. 537.Map (db m15628) HM
30New Jersey (Monmouth County), Colts Neck — North American Phalanx
Site of the 1844 cooperative agricultural community; founded by Albert Bisbane and modeled after the philosophy of French Socialist Charles Fourier. This communal experiment was a success until it was destroyed by fire in 1854.Map (db m100372) HM
31New Jersey (Monmouth County), Colts Neck — Pvt. Michael Field1st Reg. N. J. Militia
Born in Bound Brook, N.J. Aug. 30, 1758 son of Benjamin & Margaret Field. Wounded and captured in the Battle of Monmouth Court House. Left in this area by the British in their retreat. Whether he died of his wounds or was slain by his captors is . . . Map (db m76329) HM
32New Jersey (Monmouth County), Eatontown — Eatontown Grist Mill
At this place did one Thomas Eaton build a grist mill 1670Map (db m5346) HM
33New Jersey (Monmouth County), Eatontown — Eatontown, New Jersey Fire Department and World War II Memorial
1941-1945 Dedicated to the members of Eatontown Fire Co. Who served in World War II * Russell Elgrim * Joseph J. Finn John A. Bennet ∙ David. J. Chasey Jr. ∙ Elmer H. Cook ∙ Charles Dingman ∙ William Dingman . . . Map (db m80539) HM
34New Jersey (Monmouth County), Eatontown — The Old Forge
The Old Forge was built in 1839 by William Allcor and operated by the Allcor Family until 1920. Dedicated by the Monmouth Country Historical Association, February 26, 1963.Map (db m159399) HM
35New Jersey (Monmouth County), Englishtown — An Inspiring Commander in Chief
The Battle of Monmouth 26 June 1778 The Commander in Chief was every where, his Presence gave Spirit and Confidence and his command and authority soon brought every thing into order and Regularity." Major General Nathanael Greene, 2 . . . Map (db m6170) HM
36New Jersey (Monmouth County), Englishtown — Combs Hill Cannonade
During the early afternoon, the Continental and British Armies were stalemated as they cannonaded each other across Spotswood Middle Brook. Major General Greene then appeared on this hill with four artillery pieces and began bombarding the British. . . . Map (db m6165) HM
37New Jersey (Monmouth County), Englishtown — Hold the Hedgerow!
Major General Charles Lee had only 800 men to try to stall more than 2,000 advancing British troops. The Continentals beat back one cavalry charge before the British grenadiers were upon them. After 3 to 5 minutes of firing at each other at point . . . Map (db m6186) HM
38New Jersey (Monmouth County), Englishtown — Home of Moses Laird
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39New Jersey (Monmouth County), Englishtown — Mary “Molly” Hays
"You girls should have been with me at the battle of Monmouth and learned how to load a cannon." - Mary Hays Mcaury to Susan Hackendorn, c. 1830 As the temperature approached 100 degrees, and gunners collapsed from heat exhaustion, a . . . Map (db m6187) HM
40New Jersey (Monmouth County), Englishtown — Old Tennent Soldiers and Sailors World War Monument
This monument is dedicated to the memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of Monmouth county who sacrificed their lives in the World War 1914-1918. Erected by the Membership and officers of the Old Tennent Church, 1920Map (db m155932) HM WM
41New Jersey (Monmouth County), Englishtown — The Great Cannonade
The Battle of Monmouth 28 June, 1778 1:15 PM – 5:30 PM “… Shot and Shells flying as thick as Hail.” Major General Nathanael Greene For several long, hot and exhausting hours during the afternoon of June 28, . . . Map (db m6168) HM
42New Jersey (Monmouth County), Englishtown — Village InnEst. 1732
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43New Jersey (Monmouth County), Englishtown — Village Inn
Built in 1732. Here, after the Battle of Monmouth, Washington ordered the arrest of Lee, who had disobeyed battle orders.Map (db m9004) HM
44New Jersey (Monmouth County), Fair Haven — Fair Haven Honor Roll
In Honor of Those Who Served Their Country On Land and Sea 1917 World War 1919 Killed in Action Christopher Doughty · Walter Grover Died in the Service Charles Burdge · Chester Berry · Myron Morson Oliver J. Balch · L. Earl Battin . . . Map (db m155934) WM
45New Jersey (Monmouth County), Farmingdale — Charcoal Depot: warehouse & staging areaIndustry & Trade   Historic Settlements
On this site once stood the huge three story charcoal depot. This brick building had open, arched bays along its length to allow for the flow of air to keep the tons of charcoal inside from spontaneously catching fire. The depot was also used as . . . Map (db m74236) HM
46New Jersey (Monmouth County), Farmingdale — The Furnace: heart of the villageIndustry & Trade — Historic Settlements —
The Furnace Complex All that remains standing of the Howell Works furnace is the brick stack you see beyond the hill in front of you. In the first half of the 19th century, a large complex of three connected buildings, the bridge house, the . . . Map (db m82650) HM
47New Jersey (Monmouth County), Fort Hancock State Park — Sandy Hook Light
Upper Marker: This light was completed in 1764 and is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in the United States. New York merchants petitioned their assembly to raise money for the light by lotteries and tonnage taxes on ships . . . Map (db m5092) HM
48New Jersey (Monmouth County), Fort Monmouth — Army Signal Corps World War II Memorial
In Memory of Our Dead World War IIMap (db m5218) WM
49New Jersey (Monmouth County), Fort Monmouth — Battle of the Bulge Monument
Dedicated to the gallant men and women of the United States Armed Forces who participated in the “Battle of the Bulge,” fought in Belgium and Luxembourg during World War II. The greatest battle ever engaged in by the United States . . . Map (db m6964) WM
50New Jersey (Monmouth County), Fort Monmouth — Centennial Time Capsule
Beneath this plaque lies a time capsule installed 16 September 1960 to commemorate the first centennial of the United States Army Signal Corps. The time capsule is to be opened in the year 2060 on 21 June, the birthday of the corps. This time . . . Map (db m32158) HM
51New Jersey (Monmouth County), Fort Monmouth — Dunwoody Park
Named in memory of Brigadier General Henry H.C. Dunwoody 1842-1933. General Dunwoody was Chief Signal Officer in Cuba from 22 Dec 1898-24 May 1901. Under his leadership, the United States Army Signal Corps reconstructed, extended, and . . . Map (db m6614) HM WM
52New Jersey (Monmouth County), Fort Monmouth — Myer Park
This area is designated Myer Park in honor of Brigadier General Albert James Myer, First Chief Signal Officer, organizer and founder of the United States Army Signal Corps. While serving as an assistant surgeon in the Army, he developed a simple . . . Map (db m6833) HM
53New Jersey (Monmouth County), Fort Monmouth — Soldiers Park
Dedicated to the Fort Monmouth Soldiers and Civilians Who deployed and fought worldwide, and to the families who kept the home fires burning bright. Operation Just Cause 19 Dec 89 - 12 Jan 90 Operation Desert Storm 12 . . . Map (db m6836) WM
54New Jersey (Monmouth County), Fort Monmouth — Tribute to Combat Pigeons
A Memorial to Homing Pigeons In Combat Courage • Loyalty • EnduranceMap (db m5219) WM
55New Jersey (Monmouth County), Fort Monmouth — Van Kirk Park
In memory of John Stewart Van Kirk Lieutenant 141 Armored Signal Company 1st Armored Division Killed in Action 30 November 1942 Djedeida, TunisiaMap (db m6859) WM
56New Jersey (Monmouth County), Freehold — Abraham Lincoln
With malice toward none with charity for all. This bust a gift of Maurice Podell, sculptorMap (db m53134) HM
57New Jersey (Monmouth County), Freehold — Battle of Monmouth Monument
There is no plaque on this monument. There are titles under the brass reliefs of historic events that surround the column. Map (db m7123) WM
58New Jersey (Monmouth County), Freehold — Columbia Triumphant Park and StatueLiberty Triumphant
Monmouth County Historical Site Columbia Triumphant Park This granite carving of Columbia Triumphant–also known as Liberty Triumphant–was part of the original statue placed atop the monument located on nearby Court Street . . . Map (db m7066) HM
59New Jersey (Monmouth County), Freehold — Corp. James A. Gere
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60New Jersey (Monmouth County), Freehold — Historic St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places December 22, 1997 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places March 19, 1998 First Service – October 10, 1701 Construction begun on this site – July 1771 Restoration program . . . Map (db m53138) HM
61New Jersey (Monmouth County), Freehold — Monmouth Battle MonumentMonmouth County Historical Site
This monument commemorates the pivotal June 28, 1778 Battle of Monmouth which began near this site. A campaign to erect the memorial, led by Freehold native Governor Joel Parker and Major James S. Yard, began in 1877. Its cornerstone was laid on . . . Map (db m53132) HM
62New Jersey (Monmouth County), Freehold — Monmouth Court House Site
Site of Monmouth Court House Used as Hospital June 28, 1778.Map (db m7065) HM
63New Jersey (Monmouth County), Freehold — Retreat?The Battle of Monmouth     28 June 1778 — 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM —
On this hill, an angry George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Armies, met his second-in-command, Major-General Charles Lee, and demanded “What is all this? What all that confusion was for, and retreat?” . . . Map (db m37518) HM
64New Jersey (Monmouth County), Freehold — Revolutionary Ancestors of Monmouth Court House
In memory of the Revolutionary ancestors of Monmouth Court House Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Freehold, New Jersey. 1937Map (db m53135) HM
65New Jersey (Monmouth County), Freehold — St. Peter’s ChurchEpiscopal
The oldest building in continuous use in downtown Freehold 1702   First service (at Topanemus) 1736   Charter from King George II 1771   Construction began on the present building 1778   Local lore says the building sheltered wounded during the . . . Map (db m53136) HM
66New Jersey (Monmouth County), Freehold — Washington Checked Lee’s Retreat
In memorium June 28, 1778 This tablet is erected on the field of the Battle of Monmouth to commemorate the imperishable deeds of valiant Americans “at the turn of the tide” in the American Revolution. Near this spot Washington . . . Map (db m37517) HM
67New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — British Embarkation
On July 5, 1778 armies under General Sir Henry Clinton passed this point to reach British ships, at anchor off Horseshoe Cove, which evacuated them to New York. This completed their withdrawal through Middletown from Freehold after the Battle of . . . Map (db m41719) HM
68New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — Captain Joshua Huddy — Prisoner of War
Here Captain Joshua Huddy of the Monmouth County Artillery A Prisoner of War Captured March 24, 1782 while defending the Block House at Tom's River. Was hung by Torries without warrant April 12, 1782 The British authorities repudiated . . . Map (db m5657) HM
69New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — Highlands Doughboy World War I Monument
Veterans We Will Never Forget Erected by Friends and Citizens of Highlands, New JerseyMap (db m5695) HM
70New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — Just Like A Small TownCoastal Defense — Maritime History —
Fort Hancock was established in 1895 as an Army coastal defense post. Its huge concrete gun batteries were designed to protect New York Harbor from attack by sea. Although it was never attacked, Fort Hancock’s garrison kept busy with work details, . . . Map (db m41712) HM
71New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — Marconi at Twin Lights
Messages from the first practical demonstration of wireless telegraph were sent from this site on September 30, 1899 by famous Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi. Marconi had been invited to America by Gordon Bennett Jr., the owner of the New . . . Map (db m22615) HM
72New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — Navesink Light Station
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. From 1828 until 1949 the Twin Towers of Navesink served as a principal aid to navigation for . . . Map (db m22584) HM
73New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — Nike Missile Site
Missiles emerged from silos beneath the pavement, and waited on launching racks while radar tracked the skies. During the 1950’s – the Cold War Era – Nike missiles were stationed here to defend the New York-Philadelphia corridor against . . . Map (db m41714) HM
74New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — Powerhouse
The building in front of you is the powerhouse. Inside the large double doors to your right were the engines and dynamos used to produce electrical power to light the lamp for the 1898 south tower Fresnel lens. This brick building, built in 1909, . . . Map (db m22681) HM
75New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — Spermaceti Cove Lifeboat Station
In 1848, eight lifeboat stations were built along the New Jersey coast between Sandy Hook and Little Egg Harbor. You are looking at the only surviving structure of the original eight. It was moved here from its Sandy Hook location in 1954 to be . . . Map (db m22620) HM
76New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — Telegraph and Radar at Twin Lights
This was a significant site for more than just the lighthouse. In this strategic location, Marconi demonstrated wireless telegraph, the US Navy established a wireless station and the US Army tested various radar units. The Navy’s Bureau of . . . Map (db m22614) HM
77New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — The Navesink Highlands Light Station
At almost 200 feet above sea level, the Navesink Highlands Light Station, also known as Twin Lights, is positioned on one of the highest points on the Atlantic coast. Lighthouses on this site have guided mariners safely into New York Harbor since . . . Map (db m22588) HM
78New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — The Old North Tower
The Navesink Highlands Light Station originally consisted of two octagonal stone towers 320 feet apart. You are standing directly on the site of the 1828 north tower. Its replacement, completed in 1862, is behind you.Map (db m22621) HM
79New Jersey (Monmouth County), Highlands — Twin Lights Mystery Cannon
During construction of the present lighthouse in 1861, a cannon was found buried on the grounds. It was placed in front of the keeper’s house and for a century was the “mystery” cannon of Twin Lights. There are still unanswered . . . Map (db m22672) HM
80New Jersey (Monmouth County), Holmdel — Karl Jansky Radio Astronomy Monument
At this location in 1931, Karl Jansky, a Bell Laboratories physicist and radio researcher, recorded for the first time radio signals from beyond the Earth. The source of these signals—radio noise at a wavelength of 14.6 meters—was the . . . Map (db m17286) HM
81New Jersey (Monmouth County), Holmdel — Radio Astronomy
Near this site in 1932, Bell Labs. scientist Karl Jansky first discovered radio waves coming from outer space, thus beginning the science of radio astronomy.Map (db m17386) HM
82New Jersey (Monmouth County), Imlaystown — Ye Olde Yellow Meeting House
As early as 1700, Baptist settlers conducted worship services in this area. Church records describe the region as “a wild uncultivated place, but peopled with Indians in great abundance”. In 1720, the Baptists refitted a farmhouse on . . . Map (db m79450) HM
83New Jersey (Monmouth County), Imlaystown — Ye Olde Yellow Meeting House-The Cemetery and Grounds
In 1720, Thomas and Rachel Saltar, owners of a nearby mill and ironworks, deeded 25 acres to early Baptist settlers in the Upper Freehold region. Since then, this site had been under the continuous care and use of the Upper Freehold Baptist Church . . . Map (db m79435) HM
84New Jersey (Monmouth County), Imlaystown — Ye Olde Yellow Meeting House-The Parsonage and Baptist Ministry
This parsonage provided a home for the Baptist ministers at Upper Freehold. It was built in several stages with the oldest section (c.1740), now its center, containing one room on the first floor with an open-hearth fireplace and a beamed ceiling. . . . Map (db m79438) HM
85New Jersey (Monmouth County), Keyport — Civil War · Spanish War · World War Memorial
A memorial to those who in the spirit of self sacrifice, enrolled themselves in the service of their country in: The Civil War 1861 – 1865 Spanish War 1898 World War 1914 – 1918Map (db m6010) HM
86New Jersey (Monmouth County), Keyport — Roll of Honor
To commemorate the patriotic men and women who served in the Armed Forces of their country and to honor those listed below who made the supreme sacrifice. Erected by the citizens of The Borough of Keyport Dedicated March 30, 1957 World . . . Map (db m6011) WM
87New Jersey (Monmouth County), Leonardo — War Memorial
In memory of all the brave and devoted men of Middletown Township who made the supreme sacrifice for their countryMap (db m146021) WM
88New Jersey (Monmouth County), Lincroft — Geraldine Morgan Thompson (1872-1967)Women’s Heritage Trail — Thompson Park, Brookdale Farm —
Geraldine Morgan Thompson, “First Lady of New Jersey” moved to Brookdale Farm upon her marriage in 1896 and lived here until her death in 1967 During her lifetime she served as New Jersey’s first woman state delegate to the Republican . . . Map (db m93758) HM
89New Jersey (Monmouth County), Long Branch — Benjamin Harrison
Benjamin Harrison August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901 23rd President   1889 – 1893 Vacationed at Long BranchMap (db m166754) HM
90New Jersey (Monmouth County), Long Branch — Century Building
Constructed in 1906, this is the 4th and present home of the Neptune Hose Co No.1. Formerly the Neptune Hook & Ladder Co. Founded in 1866 by Dr. James O. Green, following the burning of the Bath Hotel, it was the first organized fire company in . . . Map (db m168851) HM
91New Jersey (Monmouth County), Long Branch — Chester A. Arthur
Chester A. Arthur October 5, 1829 – November 18, 1886 21st President   1881 – 1885 Leased a cottage on Park AvenueMap (db m166753) HM
92New Jersey (Monmouth County), Long Branch — Church of the PresidentsSt. James Episcopal Church
Built in 1879. Named for the seven U.S. Presidents who attended services here: Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, and Woodrow Wilson. Deconsecrated in 1953, . . . Map (db m14049) HM
93New Jersey (Monmouth County), Long Branch — Corner of Ocean and Brighton Avenues
Several hotels stood on this west end site, but the grandest were the Stetson House and the West End Hotel. The Stetson was L-shaped and had 300 rooms. Although smaller than other grand hotels, it was socially desirable and had modern conveniences . . . Map (db m175109) HM
94New Jersey (Monmouth County), Long Branch — James A. Garfield
James A. Garfield Twentieth President of The United States Born Nov 19, 1831 at Orange, Ohio Died on this site, Sept. 19, 1881.Map (db m6891) HM
95New Jersey (Monmouth County), Long Branch — Mansion House1845 — 1910 — West side of Ocean Avenue between Laird Street and Chelsea Avenue —
The Mansion House was considered to be the finest hotel of its day. On August 22, 1861, the wife of Abraham Lincoln visited Long Branch and stayed at the Mansion House. A thrilling demonstration of an ocean rescue by the Life-Saving Service, which . . . Map (db m46931) HM
96New Jersey (Monmouth County), Long Branch — Norman Mailer/Scarboro Hotel
Norman Mailer 1923-2007 The Scarboro Hotel 1882-1941 Corner of Ocean Avenue and South Bath Avenue The big news of the 1882 summer season in Long Branch was the construction of a grand hotel, the Scarboro, at the corner of Ocean Ave. and . . . Map (db m117692) HM
97New Jersey (Monmouth County), Long Branch — Rutherford B. Hayes
Rutherford B. Hayes October 4, 1822 - January 17, 1893 19th President 1877 - 1881 Summered at the Elberon HotelMap (db m165968) HM
98New Jersey (Monmouth County), Long Branch — Steinbach's Cobblestones
These cobblestones, on the perimeter border, were saved from the alleyway behind Steinbach's, later Vogel's Department Store, Broadway, Downtown Long Branch, dating back to at least 1903. Installed October 2002 during refurbishing by the city of . . . Map (db m51626) HM
99New Jersey (Monmouth County), Long Branch — Ulysses S. Grant
April 27, 1822 - July 23, 1885 18th President 1869 - 1877 Vacationed for 12 years at 991 Ocean Avenue which was known as "The Summer Capitol"Map (db m165465) HM
100New Jersey (Monmouth County), Long Branch — William McKinley
William McKinley January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901 25th President   1897 – 1901 Summered at a cottage located at the Elberon Hotel.Map (db m166755) HM

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