Little Silver in Shrewsbury Township might be a small borough, but it’s got a little history to it. Even before Europeans settled the area it was home to the Navesink Tribe of Native Americans. When Henry Hudson first explored the area he ran into conflict with the native tribe, and one of his men, John Coleman was slain, and buried at what is called “Coleman’s Point.”
The Europeans to settle the area came from England. A man named Peter Parker was given the land as part of a King’s Grant. Other families in the area were soon to follow, and the land was eventually purchased from the Navesink Tribe.
Today Little Silver has evolved to embrace all the trappings of the modern world, yet it’s historical highlights still remain. It is also conveniently located near the New Jersey Transit line, making it an appealing place to live for people who want to commute to work in New York City.