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New Jersey

3rd State (December 18, 1787), the northwest U.S.

Flag of the State
of New Jersey

State Abbreviation: NJ

Nickname: Garden State

Origin of name: Named after island of Jersey in the English Channel.





New Jersey State Symbols :

Capital: Trenton
Motto: Liberty and Prosperity
New Jersey State Seal
Animal: Horse
Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
Bug: Honey Bee
Dance: Square Dance
Dinosaur: Hadrosaurus foulkii
Fish: Brook Trout
Flower: Common Violet
Fruit: Highbush Blueberry
Memorial Tree: Dogwood
Ship: A.J. Meerwald
Shell: Knobbed Whelk (It is found on all beaches and bays of New Jersey)
Song: None
Tree: Red Oak

New Jersey Map Flag

New Jersey State Symbols
Information Sheet
and Color Pages (pdf)

USA New Jersey Map

Things to Know

United States Senators from New Jersey.

Modern paleontology began in earnest in 1858 with the discovery of the first nearly-complete skeleton of a dinosaur in Haddonfield, New Jersey. The Hadrosaurus Web Site

Major Rivers: Delaware River, Hudson River

Famous New Jerseyites

H. Norman Schwarzkopf (1934-), US Army General, Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Thomas A. Edison (1847- 1931), American inventor
One of the greatest inventors of all time.

Judy Blume (1938 - ) Fiction writer with well-known books such as Superfudge and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.

Bruce Springsteen , musician.

Edwin Aldrin (1930- ), Astronaut

Zebulon Mongomery Pike (1779-1813), United States army officer and Western explorer

Grover Cleveland , 22nd and 24th president of the United States, Caldwell
Printable fact sheet on President Grover Cleveland provides you with photos and personal information.

Things to Do

New Jersey State Bird and State Flower Printable Color Page.
Before printing under File in Page Setup set margins to zero.

Sites to See

Garden State Pops Youth Orchestra
Learn about the orchestra, the instruments, and more.

Edison Invents the Phonograph
Meet amazing Americans at the Library of Congress website.

Edison Invents!
Play "Edison Invents" to learn about this inventor and his many inventions. Check out the how to make a light bulb experiment.

Things To Do-Other Sites

New Jersey State Quarter
Read about the New Jersey State Quater and print
out the color page.

New Jersey flag color page

How a Bill Becomes a Law
Meet "Bill" and learn how he becomes a law

The Hive
PBS Nature series. Amimated daily life
of a honeybee

Stories to Read

The Legend of the Jersey Devil
Read about the creature the Jersey Devil


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