Waterwitch, New Jersey

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Waterwitch, New Jersey
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Waterwitch, New Jersey
Location of Waterwitch in Monmouth County Inset: Location of county within the state of New Jersey
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Waterwitch, New Jersey (New Jersey)
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Waterwitch, New Jersey (the US)
Coordinates: 40°24′23″N73°59′50″W / 40.40639°N 73.99722°W / 40.40639; -73.99722 Coordinates: 40°24′23″N73°59′50″W / 40.40639°N 73.99722°W / 40.40639; -73.99722
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States
State Flag of New Jersey.svg  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Borough Highlands
Elevation [1] 7 ft (2 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 882590 [1]

Waterwitch or Water Witch is an unincorporated community located within Highlands in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. [2]

Highlands, New Jersey Borough in New Jersey, United States

Highlands is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 5,005, reflecting a decline of 92 (-1.8%) from the 5,097 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 248 (+5.1%) from the 4,849 counted in the 1990 Census. It is the home town of film maker, director, and comic book writer Kevin Smith. The eastern part of the town is built on a high bluff that overlooks Sandy Hook and the Atlantic Ocean, from which the borough derives its name. Atop this bluff are the Navesink Twin Lights.

Monmouth County, New Jersey County in the United States

Monmouth County is a county located in Central New Jersey, in the United States within the New York metropolitan area, and the northernmost county along the Jersey Shore. As of the 2017 Census estimate, the county's population was 626,351, making it the state's fifth-most populous county, representing a decrease of 0.6% from the 2010 Census, when the population was enumerated at 630,380, in turn an increase of 15,079 from 615,301 at the 2000 Census. As of 2010, the county fell to the fifth-most populous county in the state, having been surpassed by Hudson County. Its county seat is Freehold Borough. The most populous place was Middletown Township, with 66,522 residents at the time of the 2010 Census, while Howell Township covered 61.21 square miles (158.5 km2), the largest total area of any municipality.

New Jersey State of the United States of America

New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. It is located on a peninsula, bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, particularly along the extent of the length of New York City on its western edge; on the east, southeast, and south by the Atlantic Ocean; on the west by the Delaware River and Pennsylvania; and on the southwest by the Delaware Bay and Delaware. New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state by area but the 11th-most populous, with 9 million residents as of 2017, and the most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states; its biggest city is Newark. New Jersey lies completely within the combined statistical areas of New York City and Philadelphia. New Jersey was the second-wealthiest U.S. state by median household income as of 2017.

Waterwitch was the setting of The Water-Witch , a novel by James Fenimore Cooper. [3]

The Water Witch is an 1830 novel by James Fenimore Cooper. Set in 17th century New York and the surrounding sea, the novel depicts the abduction of a woman, Alida de Barbérie, by the pirate captain of the brigantine Water Witch, and the subsequent pursuit of that elusive ship by her suitor, Captain Ludlow.

James Fenimore Cooper American author

James Fenimore Cooper was an American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances draw a picture of frontier and American Indian life in the early American days which created a unique form of American literature. He lived most of his life in Cooperstown, New York, which was founded by his father William on property that he owned. Cooper was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and contributed generously to it. He attended Yale University for three years, where he was a member of the Linonian Society.

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  1. 1 2 "Waterwitch". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey.
  2. Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed March 9, 2015.
  3. Paul T. Hellmann (14 February 2006). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 722. ISBN   1-135-94859-3.