Manalapan

Manalapan Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 38,872,[10][11][12] representing an increase of 5,449 (+16.3%) from the 33,423 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6,707 (+25.1%) from the 26,716 counted in the 1990 Census.[20] The name "Manalapan" is derived from a word in the Lenape language that would mean either "land of good bread" or "good land to settle upon."[21] Manalapan Township was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 9, 1848, from portions of Freehold Township. Englishtown was formed as a borough from portions of Manalapan on January 4, 1888, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day.[22]

Yorketown (with a 2010 Census population of 6,535[23]) is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community located within Manalapan Township.[24][25][26] The Battle of Monmouth was fought on land that is now part of Manalapan and Freehold townships. Monmouth Battlefield State Park occupies 2,928 acres (1,185 ha) in the two townships.[27]

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