Upper Freehold

Upper Freehold Township dates back to 1731, when it was formed from portions of Freehold Township. It was formally incorporated as a township by the Township Act of 1798 of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. The name of the township derives from Freehold Township, which in turn comes from the word "freehold," an English legal term describing fee simple property ownership.

Source: Snyder, John P. The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 186.

History of Upper Freehold