Colts Neck, the Monmouth County township known by that name only since 1962, has witnessed a rapid pace of change in its recent past. The once-rural community has been adapting to suburbanization but longtime residents yearn to preserve memories of the municipality’s heritage, and in particular,
recollections of two well-known communities.
Colts Neck’s North American Phalanx was one of America’s best-known, nineteenth-century cooperative communities,
and as such has garnered the interest of philosophers and social scientists. In a completely different historical vein, Colts Neck embraces Scobeyville, widely known as the home of Laird’s.
Synonymous with New Jersey distilling, Laird’s has produced the
Apple Jack beverage for many years.
About the Author
Historian Randall Gabrielan has selected over 200 vintage images to illustrate these and other aspects of Colts Neck’s development. From the Earle NWS to the many diverse farms and pastoral villages that comprise this charming Monmouth County community, Mr. Gabrielan’s account includes detailed information on the broad historical significance of Colts Neck from a local point of view. The book will surely prove a valuable addition to the popular collection of Images of America titles that Mr. Gabrielan has written over the past four years.