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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
Recent Website Updates:
- Contributed by Robin Line
Obit: Katherine Weiss
Traveling News: Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Wetherill close cottage
Business News: Joe Cerf Owner of Clothing Store
Community News: Asbury Park Local Items Jan 1905, Spring Lake Fire Department Election
Misc News: Rev. Grenelle Given Poems as Surprise Gift
Crime News: Gordon Cattrell Arrested
January 2017: Obit: Thomas Vincent Murray, Mrs. Horace White - Contributed by Robin Line
December 2016: Wills: New Jersey Calendar of Wills for Monmouth County 1670- 1730
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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