Adelphia, New Jersey
Adelphia, New Jersey
Adelphia as seen from Elton Adelphia Road (CR 524) westbound approaching Wyckoff Mill Road
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Prior to the community adapting its name from the Greek word for 'brotherhood' (adelphia), the area was previously known as Turkey. The only remnants of Turkey happen to lie within the title of a nearby county park, Turkey Swamp Park. Prior to the Turkey name the area was called "Blue Ball".
Geography and demographics
The community of Adelphia has a total area of 35.41 km² (22 mi²) and a population of 17,000 (est.) people. The area is composed of various portions of Howell Township, and reaches into portions of Colts Neck Township, Farmingdale and Freehold Township.
Adelphia is the home of the Talmudical Academy of Central New Jersey, Howell Memorial Middle School and Adelphia School. Students from K-5 attend Adelphia School, students from 6-8 attend Howell Memorial Middle School, and students from 9-12 either attend Howell High School, Freehold Township High School or Colts Neck High School, depending on their location within the district. Griebling School, 130 Havens Bridge Road, is currently servicing Kindergarten to 1st grade students only at this time..
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Adelphia has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Adelphia include:
- Charles Asa Francis (1855-1934), politician who served in both the New Jersey General Assembly and New Jersey Senate.
- Look Up a ZIP Code for Adelphia, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed August 26, 2013.
- Zip Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed August 26, 2013.
- "Adelphia". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
- Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed February 16, 2015.
- McKee, Catherine. "Howell History: 1801 to 1967", Friends of the Howell Library, Fall 2018. Accessed July 1, 2019. "3. Blue Ball, a small village on the western line of Howell adjoining Freehold Township, contained a tavern and store, a Methodist church, and ten to twelve dwellings in the early 1800’s. The name Blue Ball was later changed to Turkey, and, then changed to Adelphia."
- "Adelphia Fire Company". Archived from the original on 2006-10-07. Retrieved 2006-10-03.
- New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
- Monmouth County Bus / Rail connections, New Jersey Transit, backed up by the Internet Archive as of July 26, 2010. Accessed July 29, 2012.
- Climate Summary for Adelphia, New Jersey
- via Associated Press. "C. A. Francis Dead. New Jersey Treasurer for Last 14 Years of Monmouth County and First Mayor of Long Branch", The New York Times, April 19, 1934. Accessed February 19, 2018. "Charles Asa Francis, active for more than half a century in Monmouth County politics, died early today at his home after a year of failing health. He was 83 years old. Born in the small inland community of Turkey, now known as Adelphia, on Oct. 28, 1851, he moved to North Long Branch in youth and soon became associated with the business and political life of the community."