MONMOUTH GENEALOGY RESEARCH SERVICES


MATAWAN TOWNSHIP


MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY


HISTORY OF MATAWAN TOWNSHIP:
In the late 1600's, Scottish settlers originally named the area New Aberdeen, after the port city Aberdeen on the North Sea of Scotland. New Aberdeen was changed to Middletown Township, then Raritan Township. In 1847 it became Matawan Township. Matawan Township existed as Matawan Township from 1847 until 1978 when it changed its name to Aberdeen Township. For more information on Matawan Township area after 1978, see ABERDEEN TOWNSHIP.

LOCATION OF MATAWAN TOWNSHIP:
see ABERDEEN TOWNSHIP.
A map of Matawan Township is on Plate 28 of Wolverton's 1889 Monmouth County Atlas. Some of the larger land owners were: Bailey, Balfour, Conover, Crawford, Hankinson, Little, Schanck, Suydam and Van Pelt.

VITAL STATISTICS AT MATAWAN TOWNSHIP:
see ABERDEEN TOWNSHIP.

RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS IN MATAWAN TOWNSHIP:
see ABERDEEN TOWNSHIP.

MATAWAN TOWNSHIP CEMETERIES:
see ABERDEEN TOWNSHIP.


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