Brielle, New Jersey

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Brielle is a Borough located in southern Monmouth County, New Jersey along the Manasquan River. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 4,893.

Brielle was formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 10, 1919, from portions of Wall Township, based on the results of a referendum passed on June 3, 1919.[6]

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Geography

Brielle is bordered to the north and east by the borough of Manasquan, to the west by Wall Township and to the south by the borough of Point Pleasant Beach across the Manasquan River. Route 35 runs through the middle of the town and Route 70 runs along its western edge. Its geographic coordinates are 40°06′30″N 74°03′44″W / 40.108433°N 74.062222°W / 40.108433; -74.062222 (40.108433, -74.062222).[7]

The town is primarily a residential community of single homes, with a few condominiums; there are almost no undeveloped lots of land left. There are several businesses located along Union Avenue and Higgins Avenue and some marinas along the Manasquan River. Ripley's Believe It or Not! once stated that Brielle has "16 bars and no churches". It currently has one church, The Church in Brielle (formerly the Dutch Reformed Church) and several restaurants that have a liquor license, but no true bars. There is also a 140 acre 18 hole Manasquan River Golf Club.

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