Place:Monmouth, New Jersey, United States

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NameMonmouth
Alt namesMonmouthsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.3°N 74.167°W
Located inNew Jersey, United States     (1683 - )
See alsoOcean, New Jersey, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Unknown
Passage Point
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Allenhurst
Allentown
Atlantic Highlands
Avon-by-the-Sea
Belmar
Bradley Beach
Brielle
Deal
Eatontown
Englishtown
Fair Haven
Farmingdale
Freehold
Highlands
Interlaken
Keansburg
Keyport
Lake Como
Little Silver
Manasquan
Matawan
Monmouth Beach
Neptune City
Oceanport
Red Bank
Roosevelt
Rumson
Sea Bright
Sea Girt
Shrewsbury
Spring Lake Heights
Spring Lake
Tinton Falls
Union Beach
West Long Branch
Cemetery
Hendrickson Family Burial Ground
Throckmorton-Lippit-Taylor Burial Ground
Census-designated place
Allenwood
Belford
Cliffwood Beach
East Freehold
Fairview
Leonardo
Lincroft
Morganville
Navesink
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Oakhurst
Ocean Grove
Port Monmouth
Ramtown
Shark River Hills
Strathmore
Wanamassa
West Belmar
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Adelphia
Algers Mills
Allaire
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Bergerville
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Candlewood
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Carrs Corner
Carrs Tavern
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Centerville
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Clarksburg
Claytons Corner
Collingwood Park
Colts Neck
Cooks Mills
Cooleys Corner
Crawford Corners
Cream Ridge
Davis Station
Deal Park
Dogs Corners
Earle
East Keansburg
East Newark
Elton
Ely
Elys Corner
Everett
Fair Play
Fairfield
Fort Hancock
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Freewood Acres
Georgia
Glendola
Hazlet
Hendrickson Corners
Henningers Mill
Herberts Corner
Hillsdale
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Holmdel
Holmeson
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Hornerstown
Imlaystown
Jeffers Landing
Jefferson
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Lake Club
Land of Pines
Larrabees
Leonardville
Loch Arbour
Locust
Long Branch
Lower Squankum
Macedonia
Manalapan
Manasquan Park
Mantoloking
Marlboro
Matthews
Maxim
Middletown
Millhurst
Monmouth Heights at Manalapan
Monmouth Heights at Marlboro
Monmouth Hills
Montrose
Morrell Corners
Mount Pleasant
Nelsonville
New Sharon
New
North Centerville
Oak Glen
Oak Hill
Oakhurst Manor
Oakland Mills
Osbornes Mills
Pages Corner
Parkway Pines
Perrineville
Phalanx
Philips Mills
Pleasant Valley Crossroads
Pleasant Valley
Polhemustown
Pullentown
Red Hill
Red Valley
Remsen Mill
River Plaza
Robertsville
Robinsville
Salem Hill
Scobeyville
Shacks Corner
Siloam
Smithburg
Smocks Corners
South Belmar
South Bound Brook
Southard
Spring Mill
Spring Valley
Squankum
Sterling Woods
Stone Church
Stone Tavern
Stonehurst East
Stonehurst West
Sweetman
Taylors Mills
Tennent
Vanderburg
Villa Park
Walnford
Waterloo
Waterwitch
Wertheins Corner
West Farms
West Shrewsbury
Whittier Oaks
Wickatunk
Wileys Corners
Windsor
Winston Park
Wrightsville
Wyckoff Mills
Populated place
Allentown (town)
Township
Freehold (township)
Howell
Manahawkin
Middletown (township)
Neptune
Shrewsbury (township)
Upper Freehold (township)
Wall
Unknown
Elberon
Sandy Hook
Upper Freehold
Wayside
West Allenhurst
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Monmouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, within the New York metropolitan area and located in the central part of the Jersey Shore. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 630,380,[1] up from 615,301 at the 2000 Census,[2] falling to the fifth-most populous county in the state, having been surpassed by Hudson County.[3] Its county seat is Freehold Borough.[4] The most populous place was Middletown, with 66,522 residents at the time of the 2010 Census, while Middletown, covered , the largest total area of any municipality.[3]

Monmouth County ranked 38th among the highest-income counties in the United States as of 2011, placing it among the top 1.2% of counties by wealth. As of 2009, it was ranked 56th in the United States by personal per-capita income. On October 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy caused catastrophic damage to coastal areas of Monmouth County. As Sandy's surge arrived in Monmouth County flood levels of above normal were measured at Sandy Hook shortly before the destruction of the tidal station, breaking all previous local records. The surge caused waves as high as measured where the Sandy Hook Bay meets the New York Bay.

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History

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"It was Hendrik Hudson and his crew aboard the Dutch vessel 'Half Moon" who, in 1609, first spotted land in what is now Monmouth County, most likely off Sandy Hook, however some historical accounts credit this landing to the Borough of Keansburg. Among the first European settlers in the area were a group of Quaker families from Long Island who settled the Monmouth Tract, and early land grant from Richard Nicolls issued in 1665. They were followed by a group of Scottish settlers who inhabited Freehold Township in about 1682-85, followed several years later by Dutch settlers. As they arrived in this area, they were greeted by Lenape Native Americans, who lived in scattered small family bands and developed a largely amicable relationship with the new arrivals. Enslaved Africans were present in the area from at least 1680, and by 1726 made up 9% of the total population of the county.

Monmouth County was established on March 7, 1683, while part of the province of East Jersey. On October 31, 1693, the county was partitioned into the townships of Freehold Township, Middletown and Shrewsbury Township. Its name may come from the Rhode Island Monmouth Society or from a suggestion from Colonel Lewis Morris that the county should be named after Monmouthshire in Wales, Great Britain. Other suggestions include that it was named for James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth (1649–1685), who had many allies among the East Jersey leadership. In 1714, the first county government was established.

At the June 28, 1778, Battle of Monmouth, near Freehold, General George Washington's soldiers battled the British under Sir Henry Clinton, in the longest land battle of the American Revolutionary War. It was at Monmouth that the tactics and training from Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben developed at Valley Forge during the winter encampment were first implemented on a large scale.

At independence, Monmouth's population included 1,640 slaves, as well as an undetermined number of free African Americans. The number of enslaved persons fell steeply after 1820, though a small number remained until at least 1850. Monmouth's free African American population climbed from 353 in 1790 to 2,658 in 1860.[5]

Timeline

Date Event Source
1683 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 16,918
1800 19,872
1810 22,150
1820 25,038
1830 29,233
1840 32,909
1850 30,313
1860 39,346
1870 46,195
1880 55,538
1890 69,128
1900 82,057
1910 94,734
1920 104,925
1930 147,209
1940 161,238
1950 225,327
1960 334,401
1970 459,379
1980 503,173
1990 553,124

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External links

http://shore.co.monmouth.nj.us/


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