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MONMOUTH County

New Jersey, USA

 

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Introduction

 

      Monmouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, within the New York metropolitan area. Monmouth County was established in 1675. Its name may come from the Rhode Island Monmouth Society or from a suggestion from Colonel Lewis Morris. He suggested it 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.

     Adjacent counties are: Mercer County, New Jersey – west; Richmond County, New York – north; Queens County, New York – northeast; Middlesex County, New Jersey – northwest; Ocean County, New Jersey – south; and Burlington County, New Jersey – southwest.

 

 

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COUNTY RECORDS

·              All Departments below are in the Monmouth County Courthouse, 71 Monument Park, Freehold, NJ 07728-1266; (732) 677-4300 , unless otherwise noted below. The Official County website is located at http://www.co.monmouth.nj.us/.

·              Monmouth County Clerk has Land Records & Marriage Records from 1766/1667 and is located at the address above. Phone Number: (732) 431-7324.

·              Monmouth County Surrogate Court / Orphan's Court has Probate Records from 1785/1804 and is located at the courthouse. Phone Number: 732-431-7330, Fax 732-303-7656; Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:30.

 

HISTORICAL / GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY(s)

·              The Monmouth County Historical Association, 70 Court Street, Freehold, NJ 07728

·              Monmouth County Historical Commission, Hall of Records, Rm 201, Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 431-7413 Fax: (732) 409-4820

·              Local New Jersey Researchers, Find a local researcher or become a local researcher.

·              Genealogical Society of New Jersey, PO Box 1476, Trenton NJ 08607-1476

·              The New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Pl., Newark, NJ 07102; 973-596-8500 ext 248 or 249

 

LIBRARIES

·              The Monmouth County Archives, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ 07726; (732)-308-3772
FAX: (732)-409-4888;
gsaretzk@shore.co.monmouth.nj.us

·              Monmouth County Archives, Phone: 732-308-3771

·              Department of State Division of Archives and Records Management  Bureau of Archives and Records Preservation State Library Bldg, 185 West State Street, CN-307, Trenton, NJ 08625-0307

·              New Jersey State Library, State Library Building, 185 West State Street, CN-520, Trenton, NJ 08625-0520

·              Monmouth County Public Libraries

 

HISTORICAL PLACES

Your LINK to the Historical Places and Districts in Monmouth County

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Surnames

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The following are names of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

 

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

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Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Monmouth Battlefield State Park

LOCATION:Map Link

40.263669, -74.319817

COUNTRY: United States;   STATE: New Jersey:  

COUNTY: Monmouth;   PLACE: Freehold Twp.

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DESCRIPTION:   Monmouth Battlefield State Park is a 2,928-acre (11.85 km˛) New Jersey state park located on the border of Manalapan and Freehold Township. This park preserves the historical battlefield on which the American Revolutionary War's Battle of Monmouth was waged.

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:   4th great-grandfather Samuel Scott Scruggs a soldier in the 10th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line, and 6th great-grandfather Benjamin F. Peachee, I of the 2nd New Jersey Regiment of the Continental Line fought in the battle of the Revolutionary War on June 28, 1778.

INTERNET WEB LINK(s):  Monmouth Battlefield State Park - Wikipedia;  Crossroads of the American Revolution Association; Monmouth Battlefield State Park

 

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Profiles for 237 Populated Places in Monmouth County, New Jersey

Map of Monmouth County New Jersey

Monmouth County Physical, Cultural & Historic Features

Monmouth County ZIP Codes | Area Codes

Monmouth County Land - Property, Farms & Ranches

 

 

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LOCALITY SPECIFIC RESOURCES

·         Monmouth County (Family History 101.com)

·         Monmouth County, NJGenWeb

·         Cyndi's List - Monmouth County

 

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The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books.   Here you may find books about the history and records of this county and other places such as towns and churches.  The collection also contains research works about military units and personnel during America’s wars, in addition too resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who may have settled in this locality.

 

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The Old Monmouth County Courthouse is located in downtown Freehold. This structure was originally  built in 1713 and rebuilt several times after fires. The building now serves as the county Hall of Records. 

 

 

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