"The Historic Four Corners of Shrewsbury" Shrewsbury by VeronicaG

Shrewsbury Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 18 photos

Shrewsbury--Profile of a Small Town

Although Shrewsbury encompasses merely 2.3 square miles, it is rich in history. Its historic four corners were significant in the development of Monmouth County and was settled around 1665. The four corners includes an intersection of Broad Street (the former Kings Highway) and Sycamore Avenue (the former Indian Burlington Path). The town is thought to have been named after Shrewsbury in Shropshire County, England. (taken from Images of America-Shrewsbury by Arcadia Publishing).

On these four corners sit Christ Episcopal Church; Shrewsbury Presbyterian Church; The Quaker Meeting House and The Allen House. The Shrewsbury Historical Society sponsors a Lantern Tour to these buildings each December. Guides are clothed in period costumes and do a wonderful job of presenting the history of the borough.

Evening tours carry one back to the age of the Revolution, when royalists and patriots peopled this area of New Jersey. Guides carrying lanterns lead history seekers to each of the four buildings, where they are treated to an interesting and educational night.

Down the road from the four corners, The Grove offers shoppers a great selection of merchandise from stores such as Talbots, Pottery Barn, Chico's, Victoria's Secret, Country Curtains, Clarks, The Gap, Platypus, Banana Republic and others. Shrewsbury is a mix of the old and the upscale--it's a place I called home for eight years.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A close community; family values;a blend of the old and new
  • In a nutshell:A wonderful place to live!
  • Last visit to Shrewsbury: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 21, 2006
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  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2009 at 1:02 AM

    Just the sort of place I love to visit when in the US. An historic town, interesting buildings and a great community spirit, a winning combination! leyle

  • Maria250's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Great information! I thought that intro photo looked almost like some German area.

  • lou31's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2007 at 6:31 AM

    I love reading about the smaller places and Shrewsbury looks lovely. I especially liked the tip on the Quaker Meeting house... thanks

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2007 at 4:18 AM

    Thanks for the heads up on Shrewsbury. Looks like I'd better investigate this one. Know I would love their Lantern Tour..as well as the Allen house. Many thanks.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2007 at 12:58 PM

    A lovely place seems very family freindly = my son loved comic book stores

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2007 at 9:26 AM

    Lovely historic little town. Just these little towns were what I liked in the USA most (apart from NP in the West and museums in cties). The Allen House looks great and is a must, I see.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2006 at 12:33 PM

    a nice page about a place I have never heared of !

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2006 at 10:41 AM

    My kind of place with the gardens, the old homes, beautiful architecture, and history. Looks like great fun, and the restaurant sounds just wonderful.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2006 at 11:24 AM

    What an interesting place filled with history and comic books. What a combinaltion. Great job, Veronica

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