Monmouth County is named for The Rhode Island Monmouth Society or for the historic county of Monmouth in Wales.
Created: March 1 1683
Freehold 1683 – present
County Courthouse – Freehold
Location: 71 Monument Street / Court Street
Built: 1954 – 1955
Architect: James W Mancuso Sr of West Long Branch
Contractor: Contracts awarded to many trades
Description: The building faces south and is a three story concrete structure. The “U” shaped building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The south front has a central portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The windows are large and vertical. The roof line is flat. The west wing was constructed in 1968. In 1980, the east wing was constructed. The architect was Tomaino and Tomaino and the contractor was Gumino Building and Construction Company. In 181, the interior was renovated. The contractor was Seacoast Builders Corporation.
County Hall of Records – Freehold
Location: 1 East Main Street / Court Street
Built: 1873 – 1874
Architect: Austin H Patterson
Contractor: Edward Smith
Description: The building faces south and is a two story structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The south front has a one story extended porch. On the roof is a square white colored clock tower. The roof is hipped. After a fire in 1930, the building was remodeled and expanded in 1931. The architect was Leon Cubberley. The building is now the Hall of Records.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1714. The second courthouse was built in 1719 and burned in 1727. The third courthouse was built in 1731 and the fourth courthouse was built in 1806 at a cost of $28,000. The fifth courthouse was built in 1855 and burned in October 1873. The sixth courthouse was immediately built according to the plans of the previous courthouse with alterations approved by Austin H Patterson on behalf of the Freeholders. The building was damaged by fire in 1930 and restored in 1931, and in 1954. became the Hall of Records.
E – Atlantic Ocean
S – Ocean County
Photos taken 2017