Phalanx, New Jersey

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Phalanx, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
As seen from Phalanx Road
As seen from Phalanx Road
Phalanx, New Jersey is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey
Phalanx, New Jersey
Phalanx, New Jersey
Location of Phalanx in Monmouth County Inset: Location of county within the state of New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°19′03″N 74°08′17″W / 40.31750°N 74.13806°W / 40.31750; -74.13806Coordinates: 40°19′03″N 74°08′17″W / 40.31750°N 74.13806°W / 40.31750; -74.13806
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Monmouth
Township Colts Neck
Elevation[1] 62 ft (19 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 879262[1]
Main residence of the North American Phalanx as it appeared in August 1972, shortly before its destruction by fire in November 1972

Phalanx is an unincorporated community located within Colts Neck Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States.[2] It is located near the Swimming River Reservoir and is across from Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.[3] The community is named for the North American Phalanx, a communal agricultural community that existed in the 19th century. The community disbanded in 1854 following a fire[4] but the main residence stood until November 14, 1972 when another fire destroyed it.[5] Homes began to replace the former farmland beginning in the late 1970s and is now the primary composition of the area.[3][6]


  1. ^ a b "Phalanx". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed February 28, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Google (August 15, 2015). "Aerial view of Phalanx" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ Charles Sears, The North American Phalanx: An Historical and Descriptive Sketch. Prescott, WI: John M. Pryse, 1886.
  5. ^ Efthyvoulou, Lonia; Figdore, Sherry (November 15, 1972). "Fire Thwarts Efforts to Save Phalanx" (PDF). The Daily Register (Red Bank). p. 1. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Aerial view of Phalanx, 1979". Historic Aerials. 1979. Retrieved August 15, 2015.