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Freehold High School, c. 1925

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History is Ours

Monmouth County, New Jersey is home to some of the most revolutionary history in the story of America. Originally settled in 1675 as part of what was known as the province of East Jersey and officially established in 1683, the county was divided into the three towns of Freehold, Middletown and Shrewsbury. It was from Freehold that Washington strengthened our resolve  at the Battle of Monmouth, young William Burroughs Ross went off to fight for the Union, and a tenacious, spirited Lillie Hamm walked into Freehold High School, ready to change the world.  

Explore the Stories in the MCHA Museum and Archives and Beyond...

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Colonial Era thru Revolution 
1600s - 1783

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Early Local 
Industry 1800s to mid-1900s