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ASBURY PARK, a City31641-h.htm'>City of Monmouth county, New Jersey,
U.S.A., on the Atlantic Ocean, about 35 m. S. of New York City31641-h.htm'>City
(50 m. by rail). Pop. (1900) 4148; (1905) 4526; (1910) 10,150.
It is served by the Central of New Jersey and the Pennsylvania
railways, and by electric railway lines connecting it with other
New Jersey coast resorts both north and south. Fresh-water
lakes, one of which, Deal Lake, extends for some distance into
the wooded country, form the northern and southern boundaries.
It is one of the most popular seaside resorts on the Atlantic coast,
its numerous hotels and cottages accommodating a summer
population that approximates 50,000, and a large transient
population in the autumn and winter months. There is an
excellent beach, along which extends a board-walk about 1 m.
long; the beach is owned and controlled by the municipality.
The municipality owns and operates its water-works, water being
obtained from artesian wells. Asbury Park was founded in 1869,
was named in honour of the Rev. Francis Asbury, was incorporated
as a borough in 1874, and was chartered as a city in 1897.
In 1906 territory to the west with a population estimated at
6000 was annexed.
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