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This steam engine rim was used as a fire alarm on this site by the Oceanport hook & ladder company until replaced by an electric siren
This light stood in the intersection of Oceanport Ave. and Main St. for half a century ending 1975
FrontOrganized as an agro-industrial Jewish cooperative community by the Provisional Commission for Jewish Farm Settlements in the United States, led by Benjamin Brown (1885-1939), Jersey Homesteads was one of approximately 100 communities built b…
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 Na…
The oldest house in Matawan, stands on lot no. 8 of original grant made by the proprietors of East New Jersey to Thomas Warne. Operated as a tavern during the Revolution by Major Thomas Hunn, a rendezvous of Philip Freneau and other patriots
Site of church and graveyard of Matawan's original Scots settlers. The church was built in 1734. The graveyard added in 1763.
The church was burned by Tories in 1777 and the Rev. Chas. McKnight taken prisoner. The deed was held by the Monmouth Pr…
The Congregation of St. Gabriel was organized in 1871, and this church was erected in 1878. Although a new Church and Rectory were constructed in Rt. 79 in 1972 and Parish Center in the 1980's, this building has remained in continuous use.
First known as the Reformed Church of Freehold and Middletown, it divided in 1825 and became "The First Reformed Church of Freehold." In 1931 its name was changed to "The Old Brick Reformed Church."
The first building stood …
Mary Hays, nicknamed "Molly," joined her husband as many wives of the time did, while he was serving in the artillery during the American Revolution. Her husband was a gunner in Captain Francis Proctor's company of the Pennsylvania Artil…
In memory of
the men and women of Shrewsbury
who served their country in World War II
and especially in honor of
George L. Atkinson and
Robert R. Campbell
who gave their lives for their country.
In memory of