Howell Township, New Jersey

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Howell is a Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 48,903.

Howell Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 23, 1801, from portions of Shrewsbury Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Brick Township in the newly-created Ocean County (February 15, 1850), Wall Township (March 7, 1851) and Farmingdale, (April 8, 1903).[7]

Some scenes for the War of the Worlds 2005 remake were filmed here, and a neighborhood called Ardena Acres was recreated as a set and left standing in Universal Studios Hollywood.

Ramtown (2000 Census population of 5,932) is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Howell Township.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 61.0 square miles (158.0 km²), of which, 60.9 square miles (157.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.15%) is water.

Howell was formed from territory taken from Shrewsbury Township under an act of the New Jersey General Assembly passed February 23, 1801. The township, as formed, included in addition to its present area all of what is now Wall Township, Lakewood Township, Brick Township, and all the boroughs along the Atlantic Ocean from Barnegat Inlet of the Shark River Inlet at Belmar.[8]

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