I know that Hampton VA has a big Navy Base there.
That's all I can tell you about that.
Sea Girt NJ has a training center for the NJ State Police
All the towns you mention run along the ocean. Ocean Township would be to the north, then Asbury Park, Ocean Grove then up to Sea Girt. Ocean Township has a big library
and a historical museum that must be online somewhere.
The names of two family trees are:
I was going by where the SSDI said they were living at
the time of their death. There is a large hospital in
Neptune NJ which is directly west of Ocean Grove. No other hospital until Long Branch to the north.
Many cemeteries, some online listing the dearly departed.
I'll see if I can find anything.