Introduction to West Long Branch, New Jersey
West Long Branch History
The region that now comprises West Long Branch was known by a variety of names, including Hoppersville, Mechanicsville and Branchburg. A map from 1889 recorded the area as West Long Branch School District and West Long Branch P.O. The townspeople were unhappy about paying taxes to Eatontown, so they requested annexation. Eatontown Township initially resisted because of the wealth in West Long Branch, but on June 16, 1908, West Long Branch became independent.
West Long Branch and nearby Attractions
- Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum
- Stephen Crane House
- Allaire State Park
- Monmouth Battlefield
- New York Aquarium
- Blue Mountain
Things To Do In West Long Branch
The Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum, Monmouth Museum and the Coney Island Museum are some of the local museums. Allaire State Park, Gateway National Recreation Area and Cheesequake State Park are among the several parks accessible from West Long Branch.
West Long Branch Transportation
Newark Liberty International is the nearest major airport.
West Long Branch Higher Education
Monmouth University is located in West Long Branch. Other nearby colleges and universities include Adelphi University and Brookdale Community College.