Eatontown, New Jersey - Facts & Figures
Eatontown, NJ is a borough formed by legislature in 1873, but settled in 1670 by Thomas Eaton. Using water, he built a source of power to grind grain into flour and this initial industry began Eatontown's growth. The town was always very education and religion centered. To this day, many of the oldest churches and schoolrooms stand in Eatontown. More modern history in Eatontown has involved the military: it was home to The United States Army's Fort Monmouth until 2011, the United States Army Materiel Command's Communication and Electronics Command, and United States Military Academy Preparatory School. Eatontown has an interesting mix of the old and new with a modern retail center as an important factor in the town's economy. Many of today's businesses are located in a section of town called The Village which was built around 1796.
- Population: 12721
- Industries: Retail trade; Construction; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Public administration; Information; Manufacturing; Accommodation and food services
- Area Codes: 732, 848
- Zip Codes: 07724, 07799
- Surrounding Cities: Staten Island, NY; Brooklyn, NY; Tinton Falls borough, NJ; West Long Branch borough, NJ; Shrewsbury borough, NJ; Oceanport borough, NJ; Oakhurst, NJ; Little Silver borough, NJ; Long Branch, NJ; Red Bank borough, NJ