Of Town and Field

A Look Between the Pages

history, Matawan N.J., Aberdeen N.J.Of Town and Field covers the history of the Monmouth County, New Jersey towns of Matawan Borough and Aberdeen Township from pre-history times and the first settlers through to the new millennium. The book concludes with how the residents pulled together after their losses of September 11th, 2001. Published in 2003, Of Town and Field is the companion book to the pictorial history,  Around Matawan and Aberdeen.


AMAZON REVIEW - Informative  5 out of 5 Stars

This is a companion book to the author's previous title about Matawan and Aberdeen. The author obviously did her research and the attention to detail is evident. A must have for local history buffs!

AMAZON REVIEW - Rich Heritage of a Small Town   5 out of 5 Stars
This interesting and informative book is perfect gift to all current and former residents of Matawan Borough, Aberdeen Township, Cliffwood and Cliffwood Beach.


Well-researched and packed full of information, the author has also managed to show the rich heritage of the area. Going beyond facts, anecdotes show some of the human side of the history and separates documented fact from lore. Readers can experience the narrow escape of a patriotic officer from the forces of the British crown during the American Revolution and the shark attacks that shocked a nation in the early 20th century.

Learn about the area's contributions to the world's fossil record, and how the small town and farms became a modern suburban bedroom community. Follow the area's history through the demise of it's major industries and a rebirth in the 1960s and 1970s as a suburban bedroom community.

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