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Chapel Hill, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Along Kings Highway
Along Kings Highway
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Township Middletown
Elevation 60 m (210 ft)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 732 & 848
GNIS feature ID 882974

Chapel Hill is an unincorporated community located within Middletown Township, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As its name implies, the area is on a high spot within the township between Fairview and Leonardo just south of the Naval Weapons Station Earle Waterfront Section. Unlike other areas of Middletown Township, the Chapel Hill section is not as developed with single-family homes; only a few housing developments are located off the area's main roads, Kings Highway and Chapel Hill Road. The rest of the area outside NWS Earle consists of horse farms and forestland.

The section of the township was the site of a Project Nike missile site located off Normandy Road, a road and railroad corridor connecting the two portions of NWS Earle. On May 22, 1958, an explosion of ordinances at the site killed ten workers on site. The United States Army operated the site until 1960 and all military activity ceased in 1963. A memorial to the deceased sits at nearby Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook.


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