Introduction to Plumsted, New Jersey
Cornelius Hendrickson, a Dutch surveyor, navigator and cartographer, was the first European explorer to arrive in this area. A battle of the French and Indian War took place in this region in 1754. In 1845, when the area was still a part of Monmouth County, land was carved out from Jackson Township to form the community of Plumsted, which was officially incorporated on March 11, 1845. The community was named in honor of local landholder Clement Plumstead. In 1850, Plumsted became a part of the newly-formed Ocean County.
Plumsted and nearby Attractions
- Berkeley Township Historical Museum
- Cattus Island County Park
- Lebanon State Forest
- Kuser Farm Mansion
- Black River & Western Railroad
- Staten Island Zoo
Things To Do In Plumsted
The Albert Einstein House, the Kuser Farm Mansion, Monmouth Battlefield, and the Princeton Battlefield are some of the historic sites located close to Plumsted. The Berkeley Township Historical Museum, the Charles Waterhouse Museum, the Ocean County Historical Society Museum and the Lakehurst Historical Society Museum showcase artifacts and memorabilia of historic importance. Cattus Island County Park, which is spread across 497 acres of land, features an environmental center, nature trails, playgrounds and picnic areas. It also provides crabbing and fishing opportunities. In addition, visitors can enjoy activities like swimming, fishing, and picnicking at the Princeton Battlefield State Park, Berkeley Island County Park, Lake Shenandoah County Park or at Rancocas State Park.
Atlantic City International is the nearest major airport.
Plumsted Higher Education
Brookdale Community College, Bucks County Community College and Arcadia University are all accessible from Plumsted.