Englishtown has its own little sub-story attached to the Battle of Monmouth during the Revolutionary War. It was a place where a famous General Charles Lee of the Continental Army showed astonishing cowardice. Later he was rescued by General George Washington where Lee was court-martialed in disgrace.
Of course, things are much different today than at that time. In the centuries since Englishtown has grown and developed into a comfortable small community with bus service and nearby rail service to Manhattan. This makes it a rather appealing place for people who work in the city but want to enjoy a simpler type of community life.