Adelphia, New Jersey
Adelphia, New Jersey
|Coordinates: 40°13′05″N 74°15′23″W / 40.21806°N 74.25639°WCoordinates: 40°13′05″N 74°15′23″W / 40.21806°N 74.25639°W|
|Elevation||98 ft (30 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||0874260|
Adelphia is an unincorporated community located within the northern section of Howell Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 07710. The community borders Freehold Township.
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 2nd grade students only at this time..
The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station of Rutgers University also has a facility in Adelphia, the Rutgers Plant Science Research and Extension Farm.
New Jersey Transit provides bus transportation to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 139 route and to both Jersey City and Newark on the 64 and 67 routes.
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.
Nearby historic communities
- Allaire in Wall Township
- Cassville in Jackson Township
- Clarksburg in Millstone Township
- Dayton in South Brunswick
- Jerseyville in Howell Township
- Marlboro in Marlboro Township, along with a detailed list of Historic Sites in Marlboro Township
- The Middletown Village Historic District in Middletown Township
- The Monmouth Battlefield Historic District in Freehold Township and Manalapan Township
- Ocean Grove in Neptune Township
- Old Bridge in East Brunswick
- Perrineville in Millstone Township
- Ramtown in Howell Township
- Tennent in Manalapan Township
- Wayside in Tinton Falls and Ocean Township (Monmouth County)
- West Freehold in Freehold Township
- ^ a b 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, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
- ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed February 16, 2015.
- ^ "History of Howell Township". Howell Township. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
The area was later called Turkey...before becoming known as Adelphia. In addition to Adelphia, Howell has a number of other early settlement areas that later became suburban neighborhoods: Bethel (Southard), Jerseyville (originally called Green Grove), Ramtown, Squankum, Freewood Acres, and Ardena. Bethel, an area in the southwest part of Howell Township, was settled in 1865 when a lot was donated by Israel Reynolds to build a Methodist Church that was completed in 1866. A school house opened in 1870, followed by a store in 1872. A post office opened in 1882 and reflected the area's name change from Bethel to Southard.
- ^ 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 1800s. The name Blue Ball was later changed to Turkey, and, then changed to Adelphia."
- ^ "Adelphia Fire Company". Archived from the original on October 7, 2006. Retrieved October 3, 2006.
- ^ 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."