Little Silver Was Established With A King’s Land Grant In 1663 And Settled In 1667. The Town Was Incorporated As A Borough By An Act Of The New Jersey Legislature On March 19, 1923, From Portions Of Shrewsbury Township, Based On The Results Of A Referendum Held On April 28, 1923. Get Ready For a Big Celebration June 24, 2023 As Little Silver Turns 100!!
The day will kick-off at 3:00 with a parade through town honoring Little Silver’s longest residents, community clubs and youth sporting and civic organizations. After the parade, the celebration events will begin at Borough Field with food, music and family fun including children’s activities and a fireworks show at the end of the evening. The event is open to all Little Silver residents past and present.
A brief History of our town..
In the 1800s Little Silver consisted mostly of farms, woods, and saltwater marshes. Towards the turn of the century, John T. Lovett opened his famous nursery, and resort hotels began to spring up on the scenic Little Silver Point peninsula. In the 1890s, the construction of a dock for Patten Line steamboats at the end of the Point increased the volume of summer visitors.
Separated from Shrewsbury Township in 1923, Little Silver has remained a prosperous and vibrant community over the years. The farms and nurseries have almost all been replaced by housing today, but residents find that their shrubs and backyard garden grow beautifully on the fertile land. Over the years, many New York and northern New Jersey commuters have decided to make Little Silver their home, traveling by rail or auto to their jobs.
Today, Prospect Avenue is a true “Main Street” and it intersects with the charming shops in historic old houses that line Church Street. Specialty restaurants are also abundant in the downtown area. The location on the river makes Little Silver a popular destination for boaters and water sports enthusiasts with a public boat ramp at the Dominick F. Santelle Park off Riverview Avenue. 8% of the homes are on the Shrewsbury River, and another 35 % are along its stream corridors. Little Silver is known for its outstanding school system, and the beautifully restored railroad station is a national landmark.
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DIRECTIONS TO EVENT
Little Silver Boro & Library Fields
480 Prospect Ave Little Silver, NJ 07739