Laurelton, New Jersey

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Laurelton, New Jersey
Laurelton, New Jersey is located in Ocean County, New Jersey
Laurelton, New Jersey
Laurelton, New Jersey
Laurelton's location in Ocean County (Inset: Ocean County in New Jersey)
Laurelton, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Laurelton, New Jersey
Laurelton, New Jersey
Laurelton, New Jersey (New Jersey)
Laurelton, New Jersey is located in the United States
Laurelton, New Jersey
Laurelton, New Jersey
Laurelton, New Jersey (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°04′07″N 74°07′50″W / 40.06861°N 74.13056°W / 40.06861; -74.13056Coordinates: 40°04′07″N 74°07′50″W / 40.06861°N 74.13056°W / 40.06861; -74.13056
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyOcean
TownshipBrick
Elevation
30 ft (9 m)
GNIS feature ID877693[1]

Laurelton is an unincorporated community located within Brick Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States.[2]

Settlement in the area dates back to the years after 1808, when an iron forge in the area became the nucleus of a community called Burrsville, which was named for one of the proprietors. The area became known as Laurelton in the early 1900s with the opening of Laurelton Farms, a poultry operation run by the Park and Tilford Company.[3]

A failed 1963 referendum would have renamed the entire Brick Township after Laurelton.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Laurelton, New Jersey
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed March 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Master Plan Historic Element, Township of Brick. Accessed September 27, 2018. "In 1808, John Lippencott began to construct a mill and iron forge there. By 1810 he sold the mill and forge to Benajah Butcher and Barzillia Burr and proprietorship of the forge the village became known as Burrsville. In the early 1900's when the Park and Tilford Poultry Company opened Laurelton Farms, the village became known as Laurelton."
  4. ^ Wright, George Cable. "Jersey Aroused By Referendums; Some Ballots on Tuesday to List Nine Questions Junior College Vote Name Change in Brick", The New York Times, November 3, 1963. Accessed September 27, 2018. "Brick Township will become Laurelton, as it was known in 1904, if a local referendum is adopted."