Historical Markers in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
Freehold is the county seat for Monmouth County
Atlantic Highlands is in Monmouth County
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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