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Shrewsbury Borough


Shrewsbury Borough Hall is located at 419 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702; phone: 732-741-4200.

Judah Allen, Homestead, 1667, National Register, Shrewsbury Borough, Monmouth County, NJ

Photo: Judah Allen Homestead, ca. 1667, Broad and Sycamore Streets (Four Corners), Shrewsbury, New Jersey, as it appeared in 1936. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Photographed by Merritt Lacey, 1936, Historic American Buildings Survey [HABS NJ-228], memory.loc.gov, accessed March, 2013.

Shrewsbury was settled in 1665 at a crossroads called the "Four Corners" at the meeting of the Eatontown Turnpike and the Tinton Falls and Rumson Neck Road. A King's Highway was laid out at this point in 1685, crossing the corners. Shrewsbury was settled under terms of a patent granted by Governor Richard Nicolls of New York, with Judah Allen listed as a patentee, receiving 272 acres in 1670.

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