Borough mailing address: PO Box 58, Farmingdale NJ 07727; phone: 732-938-4077.
Farmingdale was incorporated as a borough under Chapter 186 of the laws of 1903. The boundaries are described as all that portion of Howell township beginning at the point where the southerly side of the road to Glendola intersects the easterly side of the road from Farmingdale to Lakewood, thence easterly along the southerly side of the road to Glendola to Mingamahone brook thence northerly following the course of said brook to the north boundary line of the property of Rebecca E. McGill, thence westerly along the north boundary of property of said Rebecca E. McGill to Marsh Bog brook, thence southerly following the course of the said brook to the westerly line of the right way of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, thence southerly along said westerly line of said right of way of Pennsylvania Railroad Company to the south boundary line of the property of William F. Demme, thence easterly along the south boundary of said property to the easterly side of said road from Farmingdale to Lakewood, thence northerly along the easterly side of said road to the place of beginning. These boundaries were approved by the Secretary of State on May 15, 1893. Edward Imlay was elected mayor, receiving 92 of the 97 votes on the voting list. The borough has a population of about five hundred souls. The mercantile business is carried on by several excellent stores; there is a manufacture of drumheads, also of catsups, etc., a national bank, two hotels, and a number of handsome residences.