New Jersey History, Geography, Population, State Facts

The Garden State

Great Seal of the State of New Jersey

Adoptedin 1928.


The Great Seal of the State of New Jersey was adopted in 1928.

New Jersey's state seal was designed by Pierre Eugene du Simitiere and presented in May, 1777, to the Legislature, which was then meeting in the Indian King Tavern in Haddonfield.

Red Mill in Clinton New Jersey - Summer

Red Mill Clinton New Jersey - Winter

Clinton New Jersey is a Town in Hunterdon County, New Jersey on the South Branch of the Raritan River. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town population was 2,632. When the Clinton post office was established in 1829 the town was named for DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York and the primary impetus behind the then-newly completed Erie Canal

New Jersey's early colonial history was involved with that of New York (New Netherlands), of which it was a part. One year after the Dutch surrender to England in 1664, New Jersey was organized as an English colony under Gov. Philip Carteret

In 1676 the colony was divided between Carteret and a company of English Quakers who had obtained the rights belonging to John, Lord Berkeley. New Jersey became a united crown colony in 1702, administered by the royal governor of New York. Finally, in 1738, New Jersey was separated from New York under its own royal governor, Lewis Morris. Because of its key location between New York City and Philadelphia, New Jersey saw much fighting during the American Revolution.

Capital City: Trenton

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Amtrak: Northeast

Area: 8722 sq.mi, 47th   Land 7419 sq. mi., 46th   Water 1303 sq.mi., 27th   Coastline 130 mi.13th   Shoreline 1,792 mi., 14th

Area Codes: New Jersey

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Bird: American Goldfinch

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Climate: New Jersey

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Constitution: 3rd State

County Profile: County Map   21 Counties

Courts: Judicial System

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Department of: Education  • Licensure | New Jersey Commission on Higher Education New Jersey Colleges, Universities, and Schools | Rutgers
The State University of New Jersey.| New Jersey State Library | Princeton University Princeton University, Princeton, founded in 1746.

Driving: DMV

Economy: Agriculture: Nursery stock, horses, vegetables, fruits and nuts, seafood, dairy products.•  Industry: Chemical products, food processing, electric equipment, printing and publishing, tourism.

Flag: New Jersey (NJ)

Flower: Violet   Viola sororia

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Geographic Center: Mercer, 5 miles southeast of Trenton

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Ghost Towns: Ghost Towns

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Highest Point: High Point; 1,803 feet, 40th

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Lighthouses: BarnegatCape MayHereford Inlet NavesinkSandy HookSea Girt

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Lowest Point: Atlantic coast; sea level, 3rd


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Motto: Liberty and Prosperity

Museums: The Virtual Library

Name: New Jersey: A distinguished citizen of Camden, Hon. Abraham Browning , stirred the pride of Jerseymen by telling them, at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, on New Jersey Day, August 24, 1876, that our “Garden State” is like a huge barrel, with both ends open, one of which is plucked by New York and the other by Pennsylvania.

Population: Quick facts   8,414,350; 9th, 12/00

Presidential Birthplace: Grover Cleveland, 1885-1889 {22nd} & 1893-1897 {24th}

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State Parks: New Jersey  New Jersey offers: 39 parks, 11 forests, 3 recreation areas and more than 50 historic sites and districts.

Symbols: Facts & Symbols


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Tree: Northern Red Oak   Quercus rubra (Q. borealis)  

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Weather: Trenton, Mercer County Airport

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