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The borough of Belmar, New Jersey is located in Monmouth County. It was named for the Italian word meaning "beautiful sea." It was originally incorporated with the name Ocean Beach Borough, pursuant to an act of the New Jersey Legislature in 1885, made up from parts of Wall Township due to the results of a referendum voted on two days earlier. In 1889, Ocean Beach borough became the City of Elcho borough, though less than a month later, it was changed again to the City of Belmar Borough. Finally, in November 1890, it was named the Borough of Belmar, which it retains today.

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