Did you know that Freehold is the hometown of the popular rock and roll artist, Bruce Springsteen? His song "My Hometown" was inspired by his hometown in the heart of Freehold. This lovely town also is rich in history, including the Battle of Monmouth, which is now reenacted once a year at the Monmouth Battlefield. Freehold also includes The American Hotel, where Abraham Lincoln once made a famous visit. It's oldest building is St. Peter's Episcopal Church, which was built in 1683.

In the 2000 census, Freehold residents' average income was $19,910, while the nation's average was $21,587. In addition, out of the Freehold residents aged 25 and older, 20% have a bachelor's or advanced college degree. In 2003, the estimated population was about 11,465 people.
                                                                                                                 Freehold Raceway

Freehold Attractions                                                               
  • The Freehold Raceway, which is the nation's oldest half-mile harness-racing raceway, opened in 1853, and the Freehold Raceway Mall.
  • Monmouth Battlefield State Park, which commemorates the Battle of Monmouth, an important battle in the American Revolution.
  • Turkey Swamp Park, 1,496 acres of trails, sport fields, a campground, a lake, and canoe, rowboat, kayak, and paddleboat rentals.
  • Concert and Movie in the Park Day, featuring great bands, kids' rides, fireworks, and movies, located in Michaell J Tighe Park. 
  • The annual Monmouth County Fair, a kid-friendly fair featuring animals, rides, games, and more.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                               Turkey Swamp Park
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