Introduction to Long Branch, New Jersey
Long Branch, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 9 miles SE of Middletown, New Jersey and 30 miles S of New York, New York. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area. Long Branch contains a population of approximately 31,340.
Long Branch History
In the late 1700s, Long Branch was a popular beach resort town. It was known as the "Hollywood of the East" during the 1800s. Long Branch was incorporated on April 11, 1867. It was developed as a residential area during the 1950s. President Garfield died in this area on September 19, 1881, after being shot on July 2, 1881. On April 8, 1903, Long Branch was incorporated as a city.
Long Branch and nearby Attractions
- Long Branch Historical Museum
- Haunted Mansion
- Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park
- Allaire State Park
- Stephen Crane House
Things To Do In Long Branch
In Long Branch, you can enjoy any of the oceanfront parks as well as a number of water sports. It is an ideal destination for the beachgoers. The city also includes a Haunted Mansion and amusement parks as well as museums and other historical sites.
Long Branch Transportation
The nearest major airport is John F. Kennedy International.
Long Branch Higher Education
Monmouth University is nearby.