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Adelphia, New Jersey
Adelphia as seen from Elton Adelphia Road (CR 524) westbound approaching Wyckoff Mill Road
Adelphia as seen from Elton Adelphia Road (CR 524) westbound approaching Wyckoff Mill Road
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Township Howell
Elevation
98 ft (30 m)
ZIP code
07710
GNIS feature ID 0874260

Adelphia is an unincorporated community located within Howell Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 07710.

Nomenclature

Prior to the community adapting its name from the Greek word for 'brotherhood' (adelphia), the area was previously known as Turkey. The only remnants of Turkey happen to lie within the title of a nearby county park, Turkey Swamp Park.

Geography and demographics

The community of Adelphia has a total area of 35.41 km2 (22 mi2) and a population of 17,000 (est.) people. The area is composed of various portions of Howell Township, and reaches into portions of Colts Neck Township, Farmingdale and Freehold Township.

Transportation

New Jersey Transit provides bus transportation to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 139 route and to both Jersey City and Newark on the 64 and 67 routes.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Adelphia has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Education

Adelphia is the home of the Talmudical Academy of Central New Jersey, Howell Memorial Middle School and Adelphia School. Students from K-5 attend Adelphia School, students from 6-8 attend Howell Memorial Middle School, and students from 9-12 either attend Howell High School, Freehold Township High School or Colts Neck High School, depending on their location within the district. Griebling School, 130 Havens Bridge Road, is currently servicing Kindergarten to 2nd grade students only at this time..

The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station of Rutgers University is also situated in Adelphia.

Notable people

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Adelphia include:

  • Charles Asa Francis (1855-1934), politician who served in both the New Jersey General Assembly and New Jersey Senate.
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