DescriptionThe Cochnewagon Indians were the first inhabitants of the Monmouth area, though by the 1800s they were virtually wiped out by the arrival of white settlers, disease and war. Incorporated in 1792, the town was named after the Battle of Monmouth, N.J., which involved one of its first citizens, Gen. Henry Dearborn.
Cumston Hall, on Main Street, is a beautiful Victorian opera house ornamented with frescoes and murals. It is home to the Theater at Monmouth, a professional repertory company that performs Shakespeare plays and other classics July through September with special performances in May, June and October through December; phone (207) 933-4868.
Things to SeeMonmouth Museum