Small communities of the Lenape Navesink tribe were common throughout the area when the first known European landing in what would become Middletown Township occurred in 1609. Sea captain and explorer Henry Hudson, in search of the mythical Northwest Passage in the service of the Dutch West India Company, anchored along the shores of Sandy Hook Bay in 1609, describing the area “a very good land to fall in with and a pleasant land to see.”
Shortly after the Dutch surrender of the New Netherland to the English in 1664 a large tract of land known as the Navesink Patent or Monmouth Tract was granted to Baptist and Quaker settlers from Long Island, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, which soon thereafter became the townships of Middletown and Shrewsbury.
During the American Revolutionary War, Middletown and much of the rest of Eastern Monmouth County was held by the British. After the Battle of Monmouth, the British retreat from Freehold Township, New Jersey carried them down King’s Highway in Middletown to their embarkation points at Sandy Hook in the bay, heading back to New York City.
Homes for Sale in Middletown Township
Middletown Township is a highly desirable suburb of New York City with a population of 65,475. Middletown Township is in Monmouth County and is consistently ranked of the best places to live in New Jersey. Middletown Township offers residents a spacious suburban feel with access to the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers, nature trails, parks, and nearby beaches.There are several communities within the borough; Belford, Fairview, Leonardo , Lincroft , Navesink , North Middletown and Port Monmouth, all with their own distinctive
It offers a plethora of housing accommodations from palatial estates along the Navesink river, to horse farms, condos and everything in between. In Middletown Township there is a wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, and retail shopping. The public schools in Middletown Township are consistently highly rated.
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