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New Jersey Profile

Italian Giovanni da Verrazano, in 1524, was the first European to explore the area we know today as New Jersey. One of the original 13 states (it joined the Union in 1787), it was named after the island of Jersey in the English Channel. New Jersey is referred to as the "Garden State" because of its fertile farmland. General George Washington won a key Revolutionary War battle at Trenton when he crossed the Delaware River from Pennsylvania and surprised the Hessian soldiers stationed there. Trenton is the state capital, and the flower is the purple violet. "Atlantic City, a resort town and former home to the Miss America pageant, attracts visitors from around the world." ...Read more here: New Jersey - The Garden State

Capital City:
Trenton
Nickname:
Garden State
Motto:
Liberty and Prosperity
Statehood:
December 18, 1787 (3rd)
Origin of State's Name:
Named for the Channel Island of Jersey in honor of Sir George Carteret, one of the two men to whom the land was given
Largest Cities:
Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Trenton
Border States:
Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania
Land Area:
7,419 sq. mi., 46th largest
State Bird:
Eastern Goldfinch
State Flower:
Violet (viola sororia)
State Tree:
Red Oak (quercus borealis maxima)
State Song:
None

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New Jersey Schools

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Elementary Schools

Lincoln Elementary
(201) 994-1830
712 Lincoln Avenue
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
Number 2
(973) 321-0020
22 Passaic Street
Paterson, NJ 07501

Middle Schools

Mary E. Volz
(856) 931-5353
505 West Third Avenue
Runnemede, NJ 08078
Terrill Middle
(908) 322-5215
1301 Terrill Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

High Schools

Neptune High School
(732) 776-2200
55 Neptune Boulevard
Neptune, NJ 07753
Dunellen High
(732) 968-0885
First St & Lincoln Ave
Dunellen, NJ 08812

Sex Offender Information for New Jersey

For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.

In New Jersey, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://www.njsp.org/info/reg_sexoffend.html. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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