Why is New Jersey known as the Garden State?

Answer New Jersey has been known as "the Garden State" since 1876. The term was popularized by Abraham Browning, who compared New Jersey to "an immense barrel, filled with good things to eat," according t... Read More »

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Hotels on the New Jersey Garden State Parkway?

The Garden State Parkway is a busy toll road spanning almost the entire length of New Jersey from north to south along the eastern side of the state, providing access to many tourist areas along th... Read More »

When did New Jersey become a state?

New Jersey became a state on December 18, 1787. New Jersey was the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. The state's first governor was William Livingston. Trenton became the state capital o... Read More »

How many municipalities are in the state of New Jersey?

The state of New Jersey consists of 566 municipalities, according to the New Jersey League of Municipalities. The five largest municipalities by population size were Newark City, Jersey City, Pater... Read More »

Is New Jersey a red or blue state?

New Jersey has been both a red (for Republican) and blue (for Democrat) state. In the the past five Presidential elections, New Jersey was a blue state. In the last gubernatorial election, however,... Read More »