On every visit to my cousins in Freehold, I take lots of pictures for my Giclee Fall Foliage Prints. New Jersey in autumn is wonderful. I’ve never seen anything as exciting and calm at the same time.
Lucila and Roberto live in Morganville, very near to Freehold, a wonderful town that matches perfectly the surrounding Garden State environment. In the Fall, the city seems to change its colors just like the rest of the scene. It’s magical.
A semi-nomad society, the Lenni Lenape, were the primal noted natives to reside in the region that composed Freehold.
The Dutch people were the front line settlers to overtake the area. In 1498, John Cabot was the first European to see this region. By the 17th Century, the English had secured over the land.
In 1685, Scottish colonizers, running away from religious subjugation back home, became the first to really settle the area.
Freehold, meaning fee simple property ownership, was established by act of legislature as one of the three original towns in Monmouth County in 1693.