The main commerce of Wall Township in the 1800’s was farming and fishing. Wall Township was not established until March 1851 when Governor George F. Fort signed an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. It was at this time that Wall Township separated from Howell Township and new borders were drawn.
Wall Township played a part in the early history of radio. Around 1900, the newly formed Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company purchased a 93-acre farm in Wall Township for the purpose of commercial transatlantic radio operation. Marconi used this site for approximately twenty-five years. Sadly, in 1927, the Ku Klux Klan inhabited the farm. Fortunately, they were ejected a year later.
Wall Township also was a staging ground for soldiers heading to Europe to fight in World War II. In 1940, a simulated German village was set up at Allaire State Park to be used for training. Allaire State Park remains a major attraction in Wall Township, offering visitors the opportunity to fish, hike, horseback ride and even camp.
Wall Township enjoys a location that is a quick hop, skip & a jump to some of the best beaches on the Jersey Shore. Wall Township also boasts Wall Speedway, a 1/3 Mile Racetrack that hosts many top racing events. Between Allaire State Park and Shark River, one never runs out of outdoor activity in Wall Township.