Tennent, New Jersey

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Tennent, New Jersey
Undated photo of Old Tennent Church
Undated photo of Old Tennent Church
Tennent, New Jersey is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey
Tennent, New Jersey
Tennent, New Jersey
Location of Tennent in Monmouth County Inset: Location of county within the state of New Jersey
Tennent, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Tennent, New Jersey
Tennent, New Jersey
Tennent, New Jersey (New Jersey)
Tennent, New Jersey is located in the United States
Tennent, New Jersey
Tennent, New Jersey
Tennent, New Jersey (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°16′46″N 74°20′04″W / 40.27944°N 74.33444°W / 40.27944; -74.33444Coordinates: 40°16′46″N 74°20′04″W / 40.27944°N 74.33444°W / 40.27944; -74.33444
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyMonmouth
TownshipManalapan
Named forWilliam Tennent
Elevation89 ft (27 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)732/848
GNIS feature ID881132[1]

Tennent is an unincorporated community located within Manalapan Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States.[2] Considered to be the historic center of Manalapan Township, Tennent is home to the Old Tennent Church and Old Tennent Cemetery. William Tennent (the church and area's namesake) served as pastor at the church for over 40 years.[3] Tennent was also the center of a historic community of African Americans dating back to the early nineteenth century.[4] The location of Tennent is located at the modern intersection of County Route 522 and Tennent Road (CR 3) and is near the limits of Monmouth Battlefield State Park.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tennent". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed March 6, 2015.
  3. ^ Randall Gabrielan (1998). Monmouth County, New Jersey. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-6220-3. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
  4. ^ Walter Greason (2010). The Path to Freedom: Black Families in New Jersey. The History Press. ISBN 978-1-59629-992-4. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  5. ^ Google (November 22, 2015). "Aerial view of Tennent" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 22, 2015.