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Little Silver, New Jersey is a borough in Monmouth County. In 1663, a King's land grant from King Charles II established Little Silver, and in 1667, brothers Joseph and Peter Parker settled in the area. The origin of the name of the borough is in doubt, with several different theories. Until the 1800s, Little Silver was made up mostly of woods, farms, and saltwater marshes. In the 1870s, John T. Lovett opened a nursery which would eventually cover nearly half o the borough. The nursery supplied stores and catalog outlets including Sears, Roebuck & Company, Newberry's, and Macy's. In 1875, Benjamin King became Little Silver's first postmaster. Around that time, resort hotels popped up around Silver Point Peninsula, and in the last decade of the 19th century, summer visitors swarmed into town due to the addition of a dock for Patten Line Steamboats.

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