The New Jersey colony had a mild climate with warm summers and mild winters. New Jersey, along with the other Middle Colonies of New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware, had less severe winters than the New England colonies and cooler summers than the Southern colonies. The climate, combined with fertile soil and the general geography, made New Jersey ideal for farming.Continue Reading
New Jersey was often called the breadbasket colony because it grew so many crops, including wheat, corn and rice. Colonists in New Jersey also raised livestock, built ships, and it produced iron ore, lumber, furs and textiles. The geography of the New Jersey colony varied from the lowlands of the Atlantic coastal plain to mountains in the northeast.
The Dutch established the first small settlements in New Jersey. It became an English colony in 1664 when British King Charles II included it in a land grant to his brother James. James then gave it to his friends Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret, who founded the colony. The colony was named after the British island of Jersey in the English Channel. One of the original 13 colonies, New Jersey became a state on Dec. 18, 1787, after it ratified the U.S. Constitution.Learn more about The Northeast
New Jersey was named after the Isle of Jersey in the English Channel. This is due to British influence over the colonies in the early years of the United States. New Jersey was originally called New Netherlands and was renamed after the Dutch colonists lost the land to British colonists.Full Answer >
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the top five most populous cities in New Jersey were Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Edison. Other New Jersey cities in the top 10 in population were Woodbridge, Lakewood, Toms River, Hamilton and Trenton.Full Answer >
Online information about Westampton Township, New Jersey, is available on the Westampton's official website. The site provides users with various tools and resources, including residential communications services, where individuals can opt to receive recreation and electronic news advisories through email or avail of mobile notices from Westampton's police department.Full Answer >
New Jersey's largest city, as of 2014, is Newark, which is near New York City and has a population of over 280,000. The state's capital is Trenton, which is on the state's border with Pennsylvania. Atlantic City is a popular resort town, famous for its boardwalk and many casinos.Full Answer >