Middle Atlantic Colonies: New Jersey

By Livingly Staff on
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States.  Here's a little of the state's history:New Jersey was originally settled in 1623 by the Dutch and was originally named "New Netherlands"In 1664, the Duke of York  purchased the land that is now "New Jersey" from the Dutch and then granted the land to Sir George Carteret.  The area was re-named "New Jersey for Carteret", since George Carteret was governor of the Isle of Jersey.In 1702 New Jersey was...Read Full Story