Introduction to Freehold, New Jersey
Freehold, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 11 miles N of Lakewood, New Jersey and 33 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The people of the town are in the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area. Freehold has a population of 10,976.
This place was originally known as "Monmouth County Courthouse." It was incorporated as a town in March of 1869. In April of 1919 it was incorporated as a borough. The area has an interesting history related to bicycles; during the 1880s and the 1890s it produced such a large quantity of bicycles that it was termed as the "Bicycle Capital of the World."
Freehold and nearby Attractions
- Bicycle Museum
- East Freehold County Park
- Monmouth Battlefield State Park
- Freehold Raceway
- St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
- Historic Allaire Village
Things To Do In Freehold
Visit the "Bicycle Museum" which sheds light on an interesting bit of history of this area. The East Freehold County Park is spread over a huge area and offers facilities for various activities. Walking tours of downtown Freehold are historically enlightening, as the area has buildings that date back as far as the 1800s. And of course, the Freehold Raceway is a must visit.
The Newark International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Freehold Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at Brookdale Community College, Middlesex County College, Ocean County College and Monmouth University.