Farmingdale History

Known as “Today’s Town…with Yesterday’s Touch”, Farmingdale, and its Main Street, date back to an Indian path toward the Manasquan River. In 1830, construction of a Manasquan River dam led to the discovery of a 4-mile triangular deposit of Marl centered in Farmingdale, previously known as “Marsh Bog”. This natural bed of fertilizer, beneficial to farm crops, promoted development of The Squankum Railroad and Marl Company in 1866. read more…

Farmingdale Yesterday

photo credit: Farmingdale Historical Society NJ

If you want the comprehensive version of Farmingdale back in the day, then you must visit the Facebook page for the Farmingdale Historical Society NJ.

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Farmingdale Today

Today, Farmingdale at 0.5 square miles in land area, is an established residential and light agricultural community of approximately 1,500 residents. It’s vibrant, small town commercial district meets the needs of its citizens, whose well-maintained homes on small lots evoke memories of days gone by. A look around Farmingdale today still speaks of yesterday.

The Farmingdale Forever Citizens Action Group will work to protect and preserve our quality of life.