50 Facts About New Jersey State That Might Surprise You Story

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50 Facts About New Jersey State That Might Surprise You Story

There are hundreds of facts about New Jersey state worth learning. From interesting to historic...

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Fun Facts About New Jersey

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Washington spent a lot of the American Revolution here

One of the first fact about New Jersey that will impress your friends is that...

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The Atlantic City Boardwalk was groundbreaking

Atlantic City is one of the most popular vacation destinations on the east coast. While...

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It's Bruce Springsteen's home

Before he became one of the most popular musicians in America, Bruce Springsteen was just...

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Salt water taffy was invented in NJ

Taffy is a chewy type of candy that comes in a large variety of flavors...

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It's the unofficial diner capital in America

Diners are a popular place to grab a meal. While you can find these establishments...

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The first Miss America Pageant was held here

Beauty pageants have been around for many years. Though many have fallen away, the Miss...

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New Jersey is called the "Garden State"

One of the most interesting New Jersey facts is that it's also called the "Garden...

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Paleontologists found the first complete dinosaur skeleton

Though many people don't know the name William Parker Foulke, he played an important role...

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Edison worked in Menlo Park

Thomas Edison has become a more controversial figure in the past few years due to...

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Thomas Edison moved to New Jersey

In 1847, Thomas Edison was born in Milan, Ohio. Though that might be his hometown...

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The first submarine ride was in the Passaic River

The submarine can be dated to the 1500s when a mathematician first came up with...

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It's home to the first mechanically ventilated underwater tunnel

Though bridges and boats are still the typical ways people cross bodies of water, underwater...

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Union Watersphere is the tallest water tower

If you're looking for fun facts for New Jersey, you won't be disappointed to learn...

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New Jersey is the second most densely populated state

Of all the highly populated states across the US, New Jersey has the honor of...

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The Hudson River Waterfront is over 18 miles

The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway may seem like a pretty but generally unremarkable walking path...

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Interesting Facts About New Jersey

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Lambert Castle Museum is a symbol of art and industry

Built in 1892, Lambert Castle was once the home of a silk mill owner. Through...

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George Washington crossed the Delaware River

You don't have to be a history buff to know about Washington's famed crossing of...

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George Washington lived in New Jersey

The Revolutionary War saw many soldiers displaced from their homes, even when they weren't fighting...

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NJ hosted many Revolutionary War developments

Fans of New Jersey facts and history love to say that the state was the...

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Visit the world's largest light bulb

Since Thomas Edison made New Jersey his home, the state has happily honored the inventor...

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Monopoly took its street names from Atlantic City

Monopoly is one of the most popular board games around the world. Many have joked...

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Hoboken hosted the first baseball game

Baseball is America's pastime. Based on the British games cricket and rounders, this sport has...

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Cape May is the oldest seaside resort

The Atlantic Coastal Plain is one of the most interesting regions of the United States...

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There's a state dance

While there are some typical New Jersey state symbols, there are others that might surprise...

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Trenton is the capital

You can't claim to know information about New Jersey without knowing what the New Jersey...

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Weird Facts About New Jersey

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Blueberries are a symbol

Though Maine produces the vast majority of blueberries grown in the United States it's not...

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The motto is in English

Like every other state in the US, there's an official New Jersey state motto. "Liberty...

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Edison perfected the projector

Thanks to the motion picture projector, you're able to enjoy going to the movies. It...

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Look for the common blue violet

The New Jersey state flower can be found all over the east coast. The common...

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The Jersey Shore is more than a show

New Jersey is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, making it a popular spot for beach...

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New Jersey History Facts

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The flag was designed in the 1800s

When you look at any official documents about New Jersey state information, you'll see the...

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New Jersey was the third state

New Jersey was one of the original 13 colonies, so it's not a surprise that...

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The Pine Barrens is the last of its kind

At one point, the Atlantic coastal pine barrens were a unique forest ecosystem that stretched...

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Ellis Island is in New Jersey

Ellis Island was a major port of entry for immigrants during the 60 years it...

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The goldfinch has become historic

Since 1935, the goldfinch has been the New Jersey state bird. This cheery, yellow bird...

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Cool Facts About New Jersey

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Check out the red oaks

The New Jersey state tree was chosen for its symbolism. The red oak is strong...

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Some New Jerseyans consider themselves New Yorkers

One of the funniest and most interesting facts about NJ is that some people in...

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Children funded part of the capitol

With parts of its structure dating back to 1792, the New Jersey capitol building is...

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President Cleveland was from New Jersey

President Grover Cleveland gained notoriety as being the only US president to serve two non-consecutive...

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Most residents live in cities

Across the state of New Jersey, there are 52 cities. Most of New Jersey's population...

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Creepy Facts About New Jersey

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You might spot the Jersey Devil

In South Jersey there's a legend that dates back over 100 years. Locals claim a...

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There's an annual zombie walk

For most of the year, Asbury Park is a fairly run-of-the-mill beach town in New...

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It's where the Hindenburg disaster happened

This may not be one of the most fun facts on New Jersey but it's...

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Friday the 13th was filmed in the state

Since its release in 1980, Friday the 13th has been one of the most popular...

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Westfield is a spooky haven

Westfield, New Jersey may not be the first place that comes to mind when you...

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Important Facts About New Jersey

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The state name comes from England

If you look at the names of all the US states, you'll notice a few...

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You can visit "Silk City"

Many people who visit Paterson, New Jersey, don't know about its important industrial history. During...

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Giovanni da Verrazzano was the first European

Though the British officially settled New Jersey, they weren't the first Europeans to set foot...

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There are five different climates

It might surprise you to find out that New Jersey has an incredibly varied climate...

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It's one of the smallest states

New Jersey's territory only covers around 7350 square miles. Though that might seem like a...

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