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county was established in 1675.
Its name came from a suggestion from Colonel Lewis Morris who suggested it be named after Monmouthshire, Wales.
In 1714 the first county government was established. At the June 28, 1778 Battle of Monmouth, near Freehold, General
George Washington's soldiers defeated the British under Sir Henry Clinton, in the largest battle of the American
Municipalities within County
Shark River Hills
Spring Lake Heights
West Long Branch
Monmouth County Townships
Colts Neck Township
Upper Freehold Township
County Seat: Freehold Borough
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