Beachwood, New Jersey

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Beachwood is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 10,375.

Beachwood was incorporated as a Borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 22, 1917, from portions of Berkeley Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 12, 1917.[7]

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Geography

Beachwood is located at 39°55′52″N 74°11′46″W / 39.931068°N 74.196184°W / 39.931068; -74.196184 (39.931068, -74.196184).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.1 km2), all of it land.

History

Fifty Years of Beachwood, 1917 - 1967

(c)1967, Borough of Beachwood

Reprinted and posted courtesy the Beachwood Historical Alliance [1]

PREFACE

The Reverend Henry Beck, noted historian of New Jersey towns, once said, “Beachwood is too young; she has no history!” Perhaps to prove Father Beck in error, perhaps it was a challenge, or perhaps because a cranial examination is indicated, I set out to compile the history of Beachwood’s fifty years in the short two and one-half months allotted me. All other attempts at her annals seem to cut off sharply in the 1920s when the chronicles of her early years were abundantly recorded in “Who’s Who in Beachwood,” written by William Mills [sic] Butler. This work examined the period from Beachwood’s inception through 1924; beyond that Beachwood might well be another “Forgotten Town of New Jersey.” I have endeavored to correct this situation. My sources of information also include Who’s Who in Beachwood - plus reams of the minutes of Borough Meetings and as thorough a perusal as time would permit of the files of the New Jersey Courier. I humbly offer my 100 volunteer hours of reminiscence, research and revision for your enjoyment and information.

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