Jersey has . . .
counties and 566 municipalities.
United States Senators.
United States Representatives.
Members of the General Assembly.
residents (as of 2000).
households (as of 2000).
public elementary schools.
public secondary schools.
private high schools.
square miles of land.
square miles of water.
square miles total area.
miles of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.
than 800 lakes and ponds.
than 100 rivers and creeks.
national recreational areas.
miles of highways and roads.
May was named after Dutch explorer Cornelius Mey, who sailed
the Delaware River in 1614. New Jersey was settled in 1618
by the Dutch.
Jersey is the only British North American colony whose
first European settlers were not English. New Jersey finally
became a British Royal Province in 1702.
Jersey was known as the "Pathway of the Revolution." Over
100 battles were fought on New Jersey soil.
New Jersey cities temporarily served as the nation's capital
during the Revolution. From June 30 to November 4, 1783,
Princeton was the U.S. capital. Trenton was capital from
November 1 to December 24, 1784.
Jersey was one of the 13 original states. It was the third
state to ratify U.S. Constitution in 1787.
Burr's famous duel with Alexander Hamilton took place in
Weehawken in 1804. Burr, who at the time was Vice President,
shot and killed Hamilton.
Hopkinson is credited with the design of the first American
flag with thirteen stars and stripes. The Continental Congress
adopted his design on June 14, 1777.
Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge, opened his company
Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th President of the United States,
was born in Caldwell in 1837.