Little Silver, New Jersey

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Little Silver is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 6,170.

Little Silver was established with a Kings Land Grant in 1663 and settled in 1667. Little Silver separated from Shrewsbury Township and incorporated as a Borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 19, 1923, from portions of Shrewsbury Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 28, 1923.[8]

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Geography

Little Silver is located at 40°20′07″N 74°02′26″W / 40.335170°N 74.040599°W / 40.335170; -74.040599 (40.335170, -74.040599).[9]

The original farms and nurseries have almost all been replaced by housing today. But its location on the river makes Little Silver a popular destination for boaters and water sports enthusiasts with a public boat ramp at the Dominick F. Santelle Park off Riverview Avenue. About 8% of the homes are on the Shrewsbury River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.7 km2), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.2 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (17.81%) is water.

History

Prior to the settlement of Europeans, the area that is now Little Silver was inhabited by the Navesink Native Americans.

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