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Lavallette Borough

Ocean County, New Jersey

Lavallette Borough Hall is located at 1306 Grand Avenue, Lavallette, NJ 08735.
Phone: 732‑793‑7477.

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Described in 1939 [1]

Founded in 1877 Lavallette was named for Rear Admiral Elie A. F. Lavallette [1790-1862] of the U. S. Navy. It has little to distinguish it from other peninsular resorts.

The Lavallette area shares a common history with other barrier island beaches of central New Jersey. The earliest human inhabitants along these beaches almost certainly were Lenni-Lenape Indians, who made an annual spring migration from their inland homes to the sea to harvest the abundant fish and shellfish. They were, however, strictly summer visitors. Like most of those who followed centuries later, they forsook the shore at the first signs of autumn. [2]

  1. Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of New Jersey, New Jersey: A Guide to Its Present and Past, American Guide Series, The Viking Press, 1939, New York
  2. www.lavallette.org, accessed December, 2021.

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