The Old Stone Store

Stafford Township Historical Society

2024 Membership

Stafford Township: 1749 - present

Stafford Township was chartered on March 3, 1749. Up until then, the land had been part of Shrewsbury Township, Monmouth County. Stafford included all land now belonging to Waretown, Barnegat and much of the area south of present day Stafford, including Eagleswood. Also included was a large part of Long Beach Island.


Our regular meetings are held at 7pm at 120 North Main St, Manahawkin at the Old Baptist Church on the 3rd wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted.
Our Facebook page has the most up-to-date meeting information.

Yearly Events

Summer Concert Series will be held every Monday, from July 10, 2023 to Aug 28, 2023, at the Manahawkin Lake Park in front of the new pavilion on the lake in Manahawkin. Parking is available at the park entrance on North Lakeshore Drive next to the Old Baptist Church. Concerts start at 7 PM and go until 9 PM. Concerts are free but a $5.00 donation is encouraged.

Note: 2023 concert sponsorships are still available!

Cedar Bridge Tavern Location
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Products for Sale

Afghan of Stafford Township historic sites.$45.00
"Stafford Chronicles" - a history of Stafford Township in pictures and stories.(hardcover)$36.00
"Fighting to be Heard" - New Jersey's place in the history of the United States - by Thomas P Farner. (hardcover)$26.00
"The Great March Storm 1962" - a 1962 pictorial of the damage wrought by an April Nor'Easter - by Ocean County Sun. (softcover)$12.00
To order yours today, give us your name, address, along with a check or M.O. made out to Stafford Township Historical Society, and mail it to:

Stafford Township Historical Society
Box 1097
Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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