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Shrewsbury is a sleepy suburban town of 4,200 people (2020) in eastern in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Visitors may like Shrewsbury for its boutiques and designer retailers on Route 35 and for its history.


Christ Episcopal Church in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.

The town was founded early colonial times, as it was one of the three original townships in Monmouth County (the other two being Freehold and Middletown respectively). When it was formed in 1693, Shrewsbury covered an area of almost 1,000 square miles (2,600 km2), extending to the north to the Navesink River, south to include all of present-day Ocean County, east to the Atlantic Ocean and west to the present-day border of Monmouth County. It retained its size and scope until 1750, when various different municipalities began to break off from it.

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Map of Shrewsbury (New Jersey)


  • 1 Shrewsbury Historic District (along Broad and Sycamore Streets). This historic district was an important transportation artery during colonial times. The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places for its significance in architecture and religion. Its 47 contributing buildings include 3 churches, the Allen House, and the Wardell House.
  • 2 Guild of Creative Art, 620 Broad Street, +1 732-741-1441, .



The Grove at Shrewsbury is an upscale lifestyle center on Route 35. The center has boutiques and designer brands. As of 2022, store fronts include Brooks Brothers, Anthropologie, J. Crew, lululemon, and Williams Sonoma.




There are no places to stay here, but nearby Red Bank has some accommodations.


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Routes through Shrewsbury
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