Red Bank, borough (1990 pop. 10,636), Monmouth co., E N.J., on the Navesink estuary, in a fertile farm area; inc. 1908. Settled in the late 17th cent, it was an early shipping center and has become a summer and winter resort and residential suburb with some light industry and several arts-related venues. Landmarks include Old Christ Church (1769) and the Allen House (1667). Count Basie was born there.
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