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A Brief History of Elberon, NJ

The personal injury lawyers in Elberon, NJ, at NJ Injury Guys would like to share some history on the community.


The unincorporated community of Elberon is situated in Long Branch in Monmouth County in the state of New Jersey. The area falls under the ZIP code 07740. The coastal community is surrounded by Deal Park, Oakhurst, Wertheim's Corner, Deal, and West End. The main roadways within the neighborhood include Ocean Avenue, Roosevelt Avenue, Cedar Avenue, and Park Avenue. 


The community is named after L. B. Brown, one of its founders. In the late 18th century, it was a beach resort town, home to many theatrical performances, making it the eastern Hollywood. An oceanfront park, called the Seven Presidents Park, was named in honor of the many United States Presidents that visited the area, including:

  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Rutherford B. Hayes
  • James A. Garfield
  • Chester A. Arthur
  • Benjamin Harrison
  • William McKinley
  • Woodrow Wilson

These Presidents all worshiped at the Episcopal chapel, the Church of the Presidents, located on Ocean Avenue. Unfortunately, the building is not open for touring as it is being renovated, but it served as the summer resort church for more than 75 years. Other churches in the area include:

  • St. Stepanos Armenian Church
  • Elberon Memorial Church
  • Temple Beth Miriam-Reform
  • Ohel Simha Synagogue

Following the attempted assassination of former United States President James A. Garfield, a house was built, the Garfield Tea House. The oceanfront cottage was built out of the very railroad ties that were used to transport the ill president to his last place of residence. He had frequented the area often, and after being shot and the bullet being lodged behind his pancreas, others had hoped the quiet atmosphere and fresh air would help him heal. However, he died just twelve days after arriving. 


The community has a lot to offer its residents, including Elberon Park, located off of Melden Avenue just next to the George L. Catrambone School. The Breakwater Beach Club is a private beach club that offers the residents access to an elite club of recreational, pleasure, or social gatherings, such as the 4.5-acre Bimini Beach. 


Approximately 12.4% of the community was born in As many as 88.2% of the area's population speaks English as their primary language. Other languages spoken by them include Portuguese and Spanish. The neighborhood's residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry with the following:

  • 17.5% Italian
  • 11.0% Arab
  • 5.7% Polish
  • 5.4% Irish
  • 5.2% French

The residents are predominantly upper-middle income, making the community an above-average income neighborhood. However, it has 15.4% of its child population living below the federal poverty line. Some of the main occupations the employed residents hold are as follows:

  • 51.5% executive, management, and professional roles
  • 26.2% sales and service jobs
  • 12.0% clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
  • 10.2% manufacturing and laborer occupations

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Gabriel A. DiLeonardo, Sr., Esq.
Date Published: August 12, 2021
Gabriel DiLeonardo, Esq. is a New Jersey licensed attorney-at-law. He helps people who suffer injuries get justice through personal injury lawsuits.
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