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New Jersey State Name Origin:

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New Jersey Geology and Topography Map: USGS. See All State Name Origins.

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What does the name New Jersey mean? New Jersey was named for the Channel Island of Jersey in honor of Sir George Carteret (one of the two men to whom the land was originally given). New Jersey was the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1789 and the first state to sign the Bill of Rights.

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Buttermilk Falls, Walpack Valley, Sussex County, New Jersey
(within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area)
photo by Nicholas_T on Flickr - use permitted with attribution.
Source:
New Jersey Geology and Topography Map: USGS
New Jersey Quick Facts: Ben's Guide to US Government
A Short History of New Jersey: Official NJ Website
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