New Jersey Facts

Little known fun facts about NJ

 New Jersey Facts


This collection of New Jersey facts is about the amazing events that have changed the world we live in.


Some of the facts include where the first college football game was played, why New Jersey is called the "Garden State", and what are the many inventions that have occurred in New Jersey that have changed the world.




Some Fun Facts about New Jersey


Did you know that......

New Jersey with over 300 miles of coastline and riverfront is a peninsula.


The highest elevation along the entire eastern coast from Maine to Florida is in Highlands, NJ.


The highest point in New Jersey is 1497 feet in High Point, NJ


New Jersey with 7,420 square miles ranks 46th in land area in the U.S.


New Jersey has more race horses than Kentucky.


More Cubans live in Union City, NJ (1 sq. mi.) than in Havana, Cuba.


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 densely placed shopping malls in the  world, with seven major shopping malls in reach of 25 miles.


The most populated zip code is 08701, Lakewood, NJ with a 93, 320. The least populated zip code is 08556, Rosemount, NJ with 13 inhabitants.


New Jersey is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.


The Passaic River was the site of the first submarine ride by inventor John P. Holland.


New Jersey has over 50 resort cities & towns. The most popular are Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Long Branch, Ocean Grove, Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights, Long Beach Island, Wildwood, and Cape May.


New Jersey is a leading industrial state and is the largest chemical producing state in the nation when you include pharmaceuticals.


and did you know that......


New Jersey known as the "Garden State" is a leading grower of produce. In the United states, New Jersey ranks 5th in blueberry production, 3rd in cranberry production, 3rd in spinach, 3rd in bell peppers, and 4th in peach production.


Jersey tomatoes are known the world over as being the tastiest you can buy.


In 1642, the  first brewery in America opened in Hoboken.


The first solid body electric guitar was invented by Les Paul in Mahwah in 1940.


The world's largest kite festival in the world is held annually in Wildwood, NJ


George Washington slept here. He also led several key Revolutionary War battles in New Jersey.


The light bulb, the motion picture projector, and the phonograph -record player were invented by Thomas Edison in Menlo Park, NJ.


The transistor was invented in Murray Hill, NJ at Bell Laboratories.


Bell Lab engineers in Holmdel, NJ were the first to detect the background radiation of the Big Bang.


The first seaplane was built in Keyport, NJ.


The first airmail (to Chicago) was started from Keyport, NJ  in 1927.


The game Monopoly, played all over the world, named the streets on their playing board after the actual streets in Atlantic City.


Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world.


The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey, in the Watchung Mountains.


Union, NJ has the tallest water-tower in the world.


New Jersey is the only state where all of it's counties are classified as metropolitan areas.


New Jersey had the first Medical Center, in Jersey City.


The first sky-highway in the world, The Pulaski Sky Way, from Jersey City to Newark, was built in New Jersey.


The first underwater car tunnel --the Holland Tunnel, was built in NJ


The first baseball game was played in Hoboken, NJ.


The first college football game ( Princeton and Rutgers) was played in New Brunswick in 1889.


The first Indian Reservation in the U.S. was in Evesham Township, NJ in 1758.


The first Drive-in Movie theater was opened in Camden, NJ.


The first traffic circle built was in Camden County in 1925. by 1996 only thirty of the original 67 circles remained.


New Jersey was the 3rd state to enter the union on December 18, 1787.


New Jersey is home to both of the New York pro Football Teams! The Jets and the Giants!


The first radio station and broadcast was in Paterson, NJ.


The Cohansey Aquafilter in the Pine Barrens contains 17 trillion gallons of water or enough to cover new Jersey with 10 feet of water.


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