Business View Magazine | September 2020

278 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2020 OWN TOWNSHIP, M iddletown Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, with a population of about 68,000. Before the first known European landing in what would become iddletown Township, small communities of the Lenape Navesink tribe were common throughout the area. Sea captain and explorer Henry Hudson, in search of the mythical Northwest Passage, anchored along the shores of Sandy Hook Bay in 1609, describing the area “a very good land to fall in with and a pleasant land to see.” One of the oldest municipalities in the Garden State, the Township was originally founded in 1693, and incorporated in 1798. Today, Middletown Township comprises many neighborhoods and unincorporated communities, as well as five designated historic districts – Chapel Hill, Locust, Monmouth Hills, Navesink, and AT A GLANCE MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY WHAT: A town of 68,000 WHERE: Monmouth County, New Jersey WEBSITE: NEW JERSEY Moving forward in Belford