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The original provinces of West and East New Jersey are shown in yellow and green respectively. The Keith Line is shown in red, and the Coxe and Barclay line is shown in orange
The original provinces of West and East New Jersey are shown in yellow and green respectively. The Keith Line is shown in red, and the Coxe and Barclay line is shown in orange

New Jersey was governed as two distinct provinces, East Jersey and West Jersey, for the 28 years between 1674 and 1702. The Provinces of East Jersey and West Jersey. ... The Provinces of East Jersey and West Jersey. ... The original provinces of West and East New Jersey are shown in yellow and green respectively. ... The original provinces of West and East New Jersey are shown in yellow and green respectively. ... Events February 19 - England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster. ... Events March 8 - William III died; Princess Anne Stuart becomes Queen Anne of England, Scotland and Ireland. ...


Determination of an exact location for a West Jersey/East Jersey borderline was often a matter of dispute, but the old provinces correspond roughly with North Jersey and South Jersey today. New Jersey was formally separated into two provinces, West Jersey and East Jersey, and for the 28 years between 1674 and 1702. ... North Jersey includes the New Jersey portion of the Hudson Valley in the United States. ... South Jersey is a colloquial term, with no consensus definition, covering the southern portions of New Jersey between the lower Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean. ...


The Delaware Valley had been inhabited by the Lenape (or Delaware) Indians prior to exploration and settlement starting around 1609 by the Dutch, Swedish and English. Settlement of the West Jersey area by Europeans was thin until the English conquest in 1664. The Lenape or Lenni-Lenape (later named Delaware Indians by Europeans) were, in the 1600s, loosely organized bands of Native American people practicing small-scale agriculture to augment a largely mobile hunter-gatherer society in the region around the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, and western Long Island Sound. ...


The Dutch had established one or two Delaware River settlements but by the late 1620s had moved most of their inhabitants to Manhattan which became the center of New Netherland. The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The development of the colony of New Sweden in the lower Delaware began in 1638. A fort was built near present-day Wilmington, Delaware at the mouth of the Christina River (named for Sweden's Queen Christina). Most of the Swedish population was on the west side of the Delaware, but after the New Netherland's Fort Nassau was re-established to challenge the Swedes, Ft. Elfsborg was established near present-day Salem, New Jersey. The Dutch defeated New Sweden in 1655. New Sweden, or Nya Sverige, was a small Swedish settlement along the Delaware River on the Mid-Atlantic coast of North America. ... Motto: A Place To Be Somebody Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1638 Incorporated 1832 New Castle County Mayor James M. Baker (Dem) Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 44. ... Christina (Kristina) (December 8, 1626 – April 19, 1689), later known as Maria Christina Alexandra and sometimes Count Dohna, was Queen regnant of Sweden from 1632 to 1654. ... The name Fort Nassau was used by the Dutch in the 17th century for several fortifications, mostly trading stations, named for the House of Orange-Nassau. ... The City of Salem highlighted in Salem County. ...


Beginning in the late 1670's Quakers settled in great numbers first near Salem and then in Burlington which became the capital of West Jersey. The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ... See also: Burlington Township, New Jersey The City of Burlington highlighted in Burlington County. ...


See also

This is a list of governors of New Jersey. ...

External links

References

  • reference: Weslager, Clinton Alfred, Dutch explorers, traders, and settlers in the Delaware Valley, 1609-1644. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1961.

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West Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (310 words)
New Jersey was governed as two distinct provinces, East Jersey and West Jersey, for the 28 years between 1674 and 1702.
Settlement of the West Jersey area by Europeans was thin until the English conquest in 1664.
Most of the Swedish population was on the west side of the Delaware, but after the New Netherland's Fort Nassau was re-established to challenge the Swedes, Ft. Elfsborg was established near present-day Salem, New Jersey.
New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6412 words)
It is bordered on the north by New York, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by Delaware, and on the west by Pennsylvania.
New Jersey is bordered on the north and northeast by New York, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by Delaware, and on the west by Pennsylvania.
New Jersey is also home to several other urban legends, such as the ghost of Annie's Road in Totowa, Midgetville in Edgewater, Albino Village in Clifton, the supposed KKK hotbed Whipporwill Valley Road in Middletown, the haunted and demon-possessed Clinton Road in West Milford, and the Witch of Igoe Road in Marlboro.
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