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Adelphia, New Jersey
Adelphia as seen from Elton Adelphia Road (CR 524) westbound approaching Wyckoff Mill Road
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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.
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.
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.
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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