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[leyk-hurst] /ˈleɪk hɜrst/
a borough in E New Jersey: naval air station; dirigible hangar. Unabridged
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borough (town), Ocean county, eastern New Jersey, U.S., 8 miles (13 km) northwest of the community of Toms River. It is surrounded by fish and wildlife management areas, and small Lake Horican lies within its boundaries. Originally known as Manchester, Lakehurst became a separate municipality in 1921. During the American Revolution, the area was a major industrial centre for iron and charcoal. Settlement flourished until 1850, when these industries disappeared. In 1860 the arrival of the railroad revived Manchester's economy. It became a resort town by the beginning of the 20th century.

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