Avenel, New Jersey
The community was established in 1901 and was named after the daughter of Captain Demarest, the founder of the village. Avenel city attractions are Avenel Fire Company No. 1, which celebrated its 100th Anniversary on June 8, 2013 and East Jersey State Prison. Places of worship in Avenel include the First Presbyterian Church, St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church, Central Baptist Church and Fellowship Bible Church. There are several parks in Avenel: Mayor Frank Pelzman Memorial Park, Eric LeGrand “Believe” Park and Prospect Avenue Park.