Introduction to Manalapan, New Jersey
Manalapan, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 11 miles S of Old Bridge, New Jersey and 35 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan statistical area. About 33,423 people live in Manalapan.
The Manalapan Township was formed from portions of the Freehold Township on March 9, 1848. Though there are no written records, but it is generally stated that Manalapna came to be known by its current name after the Lenape Native American words "manel" and "paune", which meant "Land of Good Bread". This place was the site of the Battle of Monmouth, a Revolutionary War battle. On May 27, 2001, the town of Manalapan was struck by a tornado which caused very heavy damage to the area.
Manalapan and nearby Attractions
- Battleground Arts Center
- The Metz Bicycle Museum
- Knob Hill Golf Course
- Six Flags Great Adventure
Things To Do In Manalapan
A number of places of historical interest are easily accessible from the town of Manalapan. These include the Metz Bicycle Museum which showcases artifacts tracing the history of the bicycle. The Battleground Arts Center functions as a theater, and one can also visit the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. There are quite a few well maintained golf courses in the neighborhood like the 18-hole Pine Brook Golf Course and the Charleston Springs Golf Course. Six Flags Amusement Park also boasts of excellent amusement rides and recreational opportunities that can be enjoyed by both adults and children.
Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.
Manalapan Higher Education
Rutgers University is nearby.