Introduction to Eatontown, New Jersey
Eatontown, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 7 miles SE of Middletown, New Jersey and 30 miles S of New York, New York.The town is part of the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan statistical area. About 14,008 people live in Eatontown.
Eatontown was incorporated as a township on April 4, 1873. Before its incorporation, Eatontown was a part of Shrewsbury and Ocean Townships. It was named after Thomas Eaton, one of its settlers. Parts of Eatontown were taken on April 7, 1908 to form West Long Branch and on April 6, 1920, to form Oceanport. In 1917, the United States Army's Fort Monmouth was established at Eatontown. It was reincorporated on March 8, 1926 as a borough.
Eatontown and nearby Attractions
- Eatontown Historical Museum
- Allaire State Park
- Monmouth Museum
- Ocean Historical Museum
- East Freehold County Park
- Monmouth Battlefield
Things To Do In Eatontown
There are many parks and playgrounds in Eatontown, which include softball fields, basketball courts, shuffleboard courts and facilities for fishing. You can also enjoy wildlife at the Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary. Apart from these, Eatontown also organizes numerous events all through the year.
You can reach John F. Kennedy International Airport from Eatontown in a few minutes.
Eatontown Higher Education
Facilities for higher studies are provided by Monmouth University, Brookdale Community College, Cuny Kingsborough Community College and Ocean County College.