The school may be closed for the summer, but we wanted to have a quick history lesson with you and share with you some history of Ocean County. This course is held in Toms River and it is the oldest house in Toms River Township.

When I was in school, one of my favorite classes was history. I love history and living in New Jersey we have a lot to enjoy. That’s also true here in Ocean County. We have a deep history here in Ocean County and love to get out there to explore and share with you.

Shawn Michael

Shawn Michael

The oldest house in Toms River is located at 44 East Water Street. The Horner House is almost 200 years old, to be exact it is 198 years old. Horner House was built in 1824. According Toms River Town Center and their “Hidden History Trail

“After the British destroyed the village in 1782, it took years to rebuild and repopulate the area. This vernacular Georgian Revival* two-storey house was originally built for Captain Stephen Gulick. is named after Joseph Horner, a local shop owner, who bought the house and made several additions to it, unfortunately Horner died before he could live here.

It’s a fantastic piece of history here in Toms River, the seat of Ocean County. Check out the Downtown Toms River “Hidden History Trail” for more history here in Toms River, always great to learn about American history right here in our neighborhoods.

Next time you’re in downtown Toms River, check out Toms River’s oldest home, the Horner House

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