How Will Fort Monmouths Closure Affect the Surrounding Community

How Will Fort Monmouth’s Closure Affect the Surrounding Community?

In 1917, the first 32 soldiers arrived at what was then called Camp Little Silver, after the near-by town. Once a potato farm, the location was considered ideal because it was close to river and rail transportation. It was named Fort Monmouth in 1925 and soon be-came a breeding ground for many technological innovations, such as radio advances and language interpreters.