Squankum, New Jersey

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Note: This article is about the unincorporated area in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Squankum is also the former name of Williamstown, New Jersey.
Squankum, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Squankum, New Jersey is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey
Squankum, New Jersey
Squankum, New Jersey
Squankum's location in Monmouth County (Inset: Monmouth County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 40°09′58″N 74°09′14″W / 40.16611°N 74.15389°W / 40.16611; -74.15389Coordinates: 40°09′58″N 74°09′14″W / 40.16611°N 74.15389°W / 40.16611; -74.15389
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Monmouth
Township Howell
Elevation 43 ft (13 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 880830[1]

Squankum (Lenape for "place where evil spirits dwell") is an unincorporated community within Howell Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. The name Squankum was the name used for a town in Gloucester County, which was changed to present day Williamstown (see note above). This was due to postal regulations that prohibited the two towns from having the same name.

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Located within Howell Township, Squakum is near Allaire State Park. Major county roads in Squankum include CR 547 and CR 524. I-195 provides access to Squankum, along with its neighboring town, Farmingdale, via exit 31B.

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