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Source: United States Postal Service – Abbreviations
Source: Resident Population Data – 2010 Census
|Governor||Christopher S. Christie (Republican, to January 2014)|
|Entered the Union||December 18, 1787
as the 3rd state
|Motto||Liberty and Prosperity|
|Nickname||The Garden State|
|Professional Sports Teams||New Jersey Devils (Hockey). Note: The New York Jets and the New York Giants football teams’ home stadium is in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
(sports listing policy)
|Origin of Name||From the Channel Isle of Jersey|
|Historical Sites||The Edison National Historic Site in West Orange|
|Points of Interest||Delaware Water Gap, Liberty State Park, the New Jersey State Aquarium in Camden, and Atlantic City|
|Bordering States||New Jersey borders Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York.|
Follow these links to read articles about New Jersey from Encyclopedias and Almanacs:
Official State Links
- State of New Jersey: The Official State of New Jersey Web Site
This is the official website for the State of New Jersey.
- New Jersey State Library
Here is the homepage for the New Jersey State Library.
- The New Jersey Historical Society
Here is the homepage for the New Jersey State Historical Society.
- The New Jersey State Museum
Here is the homepage for the New Jersey State Museum.
- New Jersey Public Records and Archives
Here is the homepage for the New Jersey State Archives.
- New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry
Here is the homepage for New Jersey State Parks.
- Visit NJ
Here is the official state travel and tourism website for New Jersey.
- Hangout NJ: the Next Generation
Here is the New Jersey state site especially for kids.
Other State Links
- 50states.com: New Jersey
The site provides a wealth of information about New Jersey. It includes everything from the highest point to county profile to climate.
- Things To Do in New Jersey
ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about New Jersey’s entertainment, recreation, and travel, and includes the state’s interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
- Roadside America: New Jersey Attractions
Roadside America describes itself as an online guide to offbeat attractions. This site offers reviews of “weird sites along the highway” in New Jersey.
- Kids’ Guide: New Jersey’s Guide to Places and Events for Children & Families
Check this site for family vacation, travel and entertainment ideas in New Jersey.
Visit this site devoted to LOGS – Lovers of the Garden State. The Jersey Facts and Jersey Links can lead you to lists such as famous people from New Jersey and the official state sport team sites.
- FedStats: MapStat: United States: New Jersey
Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on “economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more” in New Jersey.
- Modern paleontology, the science of studying dinosaur fossils, began in 1858 with the discovery of the first nearly-complete skeleton of a dinosaur in Haddonfield, New Jersey. The Hadrosaurus is the official New Jersey state dinosaur
- The honey bee, apis mellifera, is the New Jersey state bug.
- The state sea-shell is the knobbed whelk, (Busycon carica gmelin) because it is found on all beaches and bays of New Jersey.
Some Famous People from this State
- Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi) musician, was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey in 1962.
- Aaron Burr, Vice President of the United States under Thomas Jefferson, was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1756.
- H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Commander in Chief, United States Central Command and recepient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
- Frank Sinatra, singer and actor.
- Bruce Springsteen, musician.