Like a climbing vine tangled around the Garden State Parkway, Tinton Falls is a densely wooded
collection of suburbs located in the heart of Monmouth County. An eminently historic town, Tinton Falls
was founded in 1665 after the signing of the Monmouth Patent. Having scouted the area and noted its
pristine forests, rich deposits of bog iron and the potential waterpower provided by the thirty foot falls
which existed here at the time, James Grover, one of the original patentees, choose Tinton Falls as the
site of his newly constructed iron foundry. Predated only by two similar buildings in Jamestown and
Massachusetts, the Tinton Manor Ironworks was one of the oldest foundries in North America and, as
such, found immediate success due to the importance of its product and Grover’s own connections in
business and politics. Soon a town had sprouted up around it and enterprising farmers, ranchers and
lumberjacks new to the colonies were venturing deeper into Tinton Falls to stake their claims as well.
Once the American Revolution began, the ironworks set about producing weapons and ammunition for
the Continental Army, putting it in the crosshairs of British and loyalist forces for the duration of the
war. During the nineteenth century, with diminished demand for iron and the continuing erosion of the
falls, the ironworks was closed to make way for timber mills and finally neighborhoods.
Today, Tinton Falls has blossomed into a great residential town, dotted with New Jersey’s natural
beauty. Enjoy the lush greenery of Thompson Park, camp in Fort Monmouth Recreation Area or bring
the kids to historical Allaire Village in Allaire State Park for a walk through time in a nineteenth century
village brought lovingly back to life by its many dedicated reenactors. Shop till you drop at Jersey Shore
Premium Outlets or break a sweat at New Shrewsbury Racquet Club. Neighboring Red Bank and
Eatontown, only minutes from Long Branch and Asbury Park, venture out for even more shopping,
dining and entertainment options. Centrally located and stunning in only the way the Garden State can
be, come to Tinton Falls and stake your claim.