Freehold Borough, New Jersey

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Freehold Borough is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 10,976. It is the county seat of Monmouth County[7].

What is now Freehold Borough was originally incorporated as a town by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 25, 1869, from portions within Freehold Township. The town became independent of the township in 1888. On April 15, 1919, Freehold was incorporated as a borough, including all of Freehold and additional portions of Freehold Township, based on the results of a referendum held on July 8, 1919. Additional portions of the Freehold Township were annexed on September 7, 1926.[8]

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Freehold is located at 40°15′37″N 74°16′32″W / 40.260143°N 74.275428°W / 40.260143; -74.275428 (40.260143, -74.275428).[9] It is situated in the heart of Monmouth County and is located approximately 65 miles south of New York City and 40 miles northeast of Philadelphia, PA. Freehold Borough is also about 16 miles west of Asbury Park on the Jersey Shore.

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