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Middletown Village, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Township Middletown Township
Elevation
112 ft (34 m)
GNIS feature ID 882505

Middletown Village is an unincorporated community located in the central part of Middletown Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. It was the first settlement in the township and one of the oldest in New Jersey. The Middletown Village Historic District, encompassing the community, was listed on the state and national registers of historic places in 1974.

History

The first land purchase was a deed dated in 1664 and settlement of the area started soon afterwards. The Kings Highway was established in 1719. On June 29, 1778, British forces used the road to withdraw after the Battle of Monmouth.

Historic district

Middletown Village Historic District
Location Irregular pattern on both sides of Kings Highway, south and west of NJ 35, Middletown Township, New Jersey
Area 80 acres (32 ha)
Built 1664 (1664)
NRHP reference No. 74001177
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 3, 1974

The Middletown Village Historic District is a historic district located on both sides of Kings Highway, south and west of NJ 35. The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 3, 1974, for its significance in education, military history, political history, religion, and settlement. It includes 15 contributing resources, including Christ Church.

Religion

There are three historic churches along Kings Highway. The Old First Church, founded in 1688, is the oldest Baptist congregation in New Jersey. Christ Church, founded in 1702, is one of the oldest Episcopal parishes in New Jersey. The Middletown Reformed Church dates from 1836.

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