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Colonial Monmouth

Cockpit of the Revolution

Due to its positioning as the corridor between New York and Philadelphia, Monmouth County has been referred to as the Cockpit of the Revolution. It was a hotbed of revolutionary activity, brimming with unsettling tension and violence between patriots and loyalists who had little tolerance for each other. Spying and secret business abounded, and much was happening behind the scenes to further the cause of American Independence. 

Colonial NJ

1600s -1763


1764 - 1783

Battle of Monmouth

June 28, 1778

The Aftermath

The effects of the war were felt for decades after in Monmouth County.