New Jersey" is the only state song that is adaptable to any
municipality with a two or three syllable name.
New Jersey has the highest population density in the U.S. An
average 1,030 people per sq. mi., which is 13 times the national
New Jersey has the highest percent urban population in the U.S.
with about 90% of the people living in an urban area.
In November of 1914, the New York Tribune, cooperating with Mr.
Bertram Chapman Mayo (founder of Beachwood) issued an "Extra"
announcing: "Subscribe to the New York Tribune and secure a lot
at Beautiful Beachwood. Act at once, secure your lot in this
Summer Paradise now!" This was the greatest premium offered by a
newspaper - nothing equal to it was ever attempted in the United
New Jersey is the only state where all its counties are
classified as metropolitan areas.
North Jersey is the car theft capital of the world, with more
cars stolen in Newark then any other city. Even the 2 largest
cities, NYC and LA put together.
New Jersey has the most dense system of highways and railroads
in the U.S.
Picturesque Cape May holds the distinction of being the oldest
seashore resort in the United States and one of the most unique.
In order to meet the increasing demand for his wire rope John
Roebling opened a factory in Trenton, New Jersey in 1848. John
Roebling, along with his two sons, Washington and Ferdinand,
built a suspension bridge across the gorge of the Niagara River.
They then built the Brooklyn Bridge plus many other suspension
bridges in the United States.
New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes
referred to as the diner capital of the world.
North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the
world with seven major shopping malls in a 25 sq. mile radius.
New Jersey is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Passaic river was the site to the first submarine ride by
inventor John P. Holland.
New Jersey has over 50 resort cities and towns, some of the
nations most famous, Asbury park, Wildwood, Atlantic City,
Seaside heights, Cape May.
New Jersey is a leading industrial state and is the largest
chemical producing state in the nation.
New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in
the U.S. located in Elizabeth.
Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Redman, Das EFX,
Naughty by Nature, Sugar Hill Gang, Lords of the Underground,
Jason Alexander, Queen Latifa, Shaq, Judy Blume, Arron Burr,
Alexander Hamilton, Whitney Houston, Eddie Money, Frank Sinatra,
Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Walt Whitman, all New Jersey
The light bulb, phonograph (record player), motion picture
projector were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park
New Jersey is home to the Miss America pageant held in Atlantic
Atlantic City is where the street names came from for the game
Fort Dix is named for Major General John Adams Dix, a veteran of
the War of 1812 and the Civil War. During his distinguished
public career, he was a United States Senator, Secretary of the
Treasury, Minister to France and Governor of New York.
Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world.
New Jersey has the largest petroleum containment area outside of
the Middle East countries.
The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey.
New Jersey has the tallest water tower in the world.
The first tin-foil phonograph developed by Thomas Edison was
crude, but it proved his point-- that sound could be recorded
and played back. Thomas Edison had phonograph demonstrations and
became world-renowned as the "Wizard of Menlo Park" for this
New Jersey is the only state in the nation which offers child
abuse prevention workshops to every public school.
The first baseball game was played in Hoboken.
The first intercollegiate football game was played in New
Brunswick, in 1869. Rutgers College played Princeton. Rutgers
The first Drive-In Movie theatre was opened in Camden.
New Jersey has 108 toxic waste dumps. Which is the most in any
one state in the nation.
New Jersey has a spoon museum featuring over 5,400 spoons from
every state and almost every country.
Origin of name: From the Channel Isle of Jersey.
Tourism is the second-largest industry in New Jersey.
In 1977, New Jersey voters approved legislation allowing
legalized casino gambling in Atlantic City.
New Jersey has 21 counties.
Although the Borough of Ship Bottom was incorporated in 1925,
the name dates back to a shipwreck that occurred in March 1817,
when Captain Stephen Willets of Tuckerton rescued a young woman
from the hull of a ship overturned in the shoals. The rescue
became known as "Ship Bottom."
State motto is liberty and prosperity.
The honeybee, apis mellifera, is the New Jersey state bug.
The state seashell is the knobbed whelk, busycon carica gmelin,
it is found on all beaches and bays of 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.
Atlantic City's original summer visitors were the Absegami
Indians of the Lenni Lenape tribe.
Fair Haven is believed to have been seasonally inhabited by
native Indians prior to the coming of European settlers in the
Parsippany has been named Tree City USA for 24 consecutive
New Jersey's state seal was designed by Pierre Eugene du
Simitiere and presented in May 1777.
Software and software related companies account for nearly 2,700
companies in New Jersey.
The Statue, "Soldier At Rest" was dedicated to New Jersey Civil
War veterans on June 28, 1875. It was purchased by the New
Jersey State Legislature for $10,000.
General Philip Kearny had a New Jersey town and 2 military
decorations named after him.
The Borough of Roosevelt is the only municipality in New Jersey
that is, in its entirety, a registered National Historic Site