1. The first organized baseball game was played in Hoboken, NJ  in 1846.

2. New Jersey’s State House is the third oldest still in use. (Maryland and Virginia are older.)

3. New Jersey played a central role in the American Revolution. It was the site of more than 90 military engagements. New Jersey's decisive role in the conflict earned it the title, "Crossroads of the American Revolution".

4. New Jersey has the most horses per capita, with nearly 10 horses per 1000 people. The United States Equestrian Team is headquartered in Gladstone, NJ.

5. The properties in the United States version of the board game Monopoly are named after the streets of Atlantic City.

6. The first state to sign the Bill of Rights.

7. New Jersey is one of only two states (along with Oregon) where self-service filling of gasoline is prohibited.

8. The first professional basketball game was played in Trenton, NJ in 1896.

9. New Jersey has 130 miles of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.

10. New Jersey is home to more than 9,900 farms covering 750,000 acres of farmland.

New Jersey ranks

  • 3rd in cranberry production
  • 3rd in spinach production
  • 3rd in bell peppers production
  • 3rd in peach production
  • 5th in blueberry production
  • 8th in tomato production