The Old Stone Store

Stafford Township Historical Society

2021 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.

These are the meetings for 2021

No meetings during Covid-19

Meeting Happenings

Yearly Events

Summer Concert Series will be held every Monday, from July 12, 2021 to Aug 30, 2021, 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.

Cedar Bridge Tavern Location
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Recent Happenings

Products for Sale

Afghan of Stafford Township historic sites.$42.00
"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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