| Share
 

Asbury Park

Asbury Park, city (1990 pop. 16,799), Monmouth co., E N.J. An Atlantic resort noted for its beach, boardwalk, and convention hall, it declined in the late 20th cent. but has undergone a revival in the 21st. There is a pinball museum. The burning liner Morro Castle grounded off the beach here in Sept., 1934, with the loss of 125 lives. In the 1970s the city was known for Bruce Springsteen and other local rock musicians. In 2012 parts of the city suffered significant damage from Hurricane Sandy.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Asbury Park from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: U.S. Political Geography


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring