Lakehurst, New Jersey

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Lakehurst, New Jersey
Borough of Lakehurst
Cathedral of the Air
Cathedral of the Air
Motto(s): 
"Airship Capital of the World"
Map of Lakehurst in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Lakehurst in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Lakehurst, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Lakehurst, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°00′47″N 74°19′13″W / 40.013119°N 74.320356°W / 40.013119; -74.320356Coordinates: 40°00′47″N 74°19′13″W / 40.013119°N 74.320356°W / 40.013119; -74.320356[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyOcean
IncorporatedApril 7, 1921
Government
 • TypeBorough
 • BodyBorough Council
 • MayorHarry Robbins (R, term ends December 31, 2019)[3]
 • Municipal clerkBernadette Dugan[4]
Area
 • Total1.008 sq mi (2.610 km2)
 • Land0.915 sq mi (2.370 km2)
 • Water0.093 sq mi (0.240 km2)  9.20%
Area rank497th of 566 in state
22nd of 33 in county[1]
Elevation66 ft (20 m)
Population
 • Total2,654
 • Estimate 
(2016)
2,692
 • Rank465th of 566 in state
20th of 33 in county[9]
 • Density2,900.8/sq mi (1,120.0/km2)
 • Density rank220th of 566 in state
10th of 33 in county[9]
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP codes
08733, 08759[10][11]
Area code(s)732[12]
FIPS code3402937770[1][13][14]
GNIS feature ID0885270[1][15]
Websitewww.lakehurstnj.org

Lakehurst is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, 2,654 people lived there.[6][7][8]

Lakehurst was incorporated as a borough on April 7, 1921. It was made from parts of Manchester Township.[16]

Geography[change | change source]

Lakehurst has a total area of 1.008 square miles (2.61 km2). Of that, 0.915 square miles (2.37 km2) is land and 0.093 square miles (0.24 km2) is water.[1][2]

The town has a lake, Lake Horicon. The lake was created in 1942 by the Works Progress Administration. It was made by building Horicon Dam on two branches of the Toms River.

History[change | change source]

Union Avenue, about 1910

Lakehurst first became known as a winter resort around the turn of the 20th century. In 1911, the rope factory in the town burned down. After that, a volunteer fire department was created.[17]

On May 6, 1937, the German zeppelin Hindenburg was arriving from Frankfurt am Main. It caught fire at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station and burned up.

Transportation[change | change source]

Lakehurst is at the western end of New Jersey Route 37. New Jersey Route 70 is the main highway through the borough. County Route 547 connects from the north.

Lakehurst is on the former Central Railroad of New Jersey Southern Division Main Line. The Barnegat Branch used to go from Lakehurst through Toms River and Beachwood down to Barnegat.

Notable people[change | change source]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Lakehurst include:

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 2010 Census Gazetteer Files: New Jersey County Subdivisions, United States Census Bureau. Accessed May 21, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  3. 2017 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Accessed May 30, 2017.
  4. E-Mail Contacts, Borough of Lakehurst. Accessed July 26, 2016.
  5. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Borough of Lakehurst, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed March 7, 2013.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "DataUniverse - 2010 Census Populations: Ocean County", Asbury Park Press. Accessed December 26, 2012.
  7. 7.0 7.1 DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for Lakehurst borough, Ocean County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 26, 2012.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 for Lakehurst borough, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed December 26, 2012.
  9. 9.0 9.1 GCT-PH1 Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - State -- County Subdivision from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 26, 2012.
  10. Look Up a ZIP Code for Lakehurst, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed December 26, 2012.
  11. Zip Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed August 28, 2013.
  12. Area Code Lookup - NPA NXX for Lakehurst, NJ, Area-Codes.com. Accessed August 28, 2013.
  13. American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  14. A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed October 28, 2012.
  15. US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  16. Snyder, John P. The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 203. Accessed October 26, 2012.
  17. Chronology of Lakehurst History, Borough of Lakehurst. Accessed October 17, 2013.
  18. Staff. "Bird: $15 Million Over 7 Years", Los Angeles Times, September 28, 1983. Accessed February 12, 2011.
  19. Rich Croushore, Baseball-Reference.com. Accessed February 12, 2011.
  20. Capozzi, Jose. "60 Seconds", The Palm Beach Post, March 1, 2013. Accessed October 17, 2013.
  21. Litsky, Frank. "Abel Kiviat, Runner, Dies at 99; Held World 1,500-Meter Record", The New York Times, August 26, 1991. Accessed December 26, 2012.
  22. Staff. "SQUEEZE IN A CONCERT, JUICE NEWTON, GARY PUCKETT TO TAKE STAGE AT OLDIES SHOW", Aberdeen American News, September 4, 2008. Accessed December 26, 2012.
  23. "TAKE FIVE: juice newton", Las Vegas Sun, January 2, 2007. Accessed January 2, 2008.
  24. Condran, Ed. "Heavy Hitters", Asbury Park Press, October 31, 2008. Accessed February 12, 2011.

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