Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
SOME INTERESTING NEW JERSEY FACTS!
Famous New Jerseyians...
Jason Alexander, Judy Blume, Bon Jovi, Aaron Burr, Grover Cleveland,
James Fennimore Cooper, Lou Costello, Tom Cruise, Danny DeVito, Alan
Ginsberg, Alexander Hamilton, Lauryn Hill, Whitney Houston, Ice-T,
Queen Latifa, Nathan Lane, Jerry Lewis, Norman Mailer, Eddie Money
Jack Nicholson, Shaquille O'Neal, Joe Pesci, Joe Piscopo, Caesar Romero,
Eva Marie Saint, Elisabeth Shue, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra, Kevin
Spacey, Bruce Springsteen, Meryl Streep, John Travolta, Woodrow Wilson,
Walt Whitman, Bruce Willis
New Jersey Fun Facts...
- New Jersey has more race horses than Kentucky.
- New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred
to as the Diner Capital of the World.
- North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world, with
seven major shopping malls in a 25 square mile radius.
- New Jersey has the most stringent testing along our coastline for
Water Quality Control than any other seaboard state in the entire
- The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey, in the Watchung Mountains.
- New Jersey has the tallest water-tower in
the world. Highlands, New Jersey has the highest elevation along
the entire eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida.
- New Jersey is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
- The Passaic River was the site of the first submarine ride by inventor John P. Holland.
- The famous Les Paul invented the first solid body electric guitar in Mahwah in 1940.
- The light bulb, phonograph (record player),
and motion picture projector were invented by Thomas Edison in
his Menlo Park, NJ laboratory. New Jersey also boasts the first
town ever lit by incandescent bulbs.
- The first sea-plane was built in Keyport, NJ.
- The first air-mail (to Chicago) was started from Keyport, NJ.
- The first phonograph records were made in Camden, New Jersey.
- The first Drive-in Movie theater was opened in Camden, NJ.
- New Jersey is the only state where all of its counties are classified as metropolitan areas.
- New Jersey has over 50 resort cities and
towns, some of the nations' most famous: Asbury Park, Wildwood,
Atlantic City, Seaside Heights, Cape May.
- New Jersey is home to the Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City, NJ.
- The game Monopoly, played all over the world,
named the streets on their playing board after the actual streets
in Atlantic City. And Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world.
- New Jersey is home to the Boy Scouts of America with its headquarters located in New Brunswick.
- New Jersey had the first Medical Center, in Jersey City.
- The first baseball game was played in Hoboken,
NJ, which is also the birthplace of Frank Sinatra.
- The first radio station and broadcast was
in Paterson, NJ. Paterson was also famous for its silk factories.
Food and Industry
- New Jersey has the most dense system of highways and railroads in the US.
- New Jersey is a leading industrial state and is the largest chemical producing state in the nation when
you include pharmaceuticals.
- New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the US, located in Elizabeth.
- Nearly 80% of what our nation imports comes through Elizabeth Seaport first.
- New Jersey is home to the nation's busiest airport at Newark International.
- The Pulaski Sky Way, from Jersey City to Newark, was the first sky-way highway.
- NJ built the first tunnel under a river. (The Holland Tunnel goes under Hudson River.)
New Jersey in History
- Two-thirds of the world's eggplants are grown in New Jersey.
- "Jersey Tomatoes" are known the world over as being the best you can buy.
- New Jersey is the world leader in blueberry and cranberry production.
- Here's to New Jersey-the toast of the country! In 1642, the first brewery in America opened in Hoboken.
- George Washington slept here. Several important
Revolutionary War battles were fought on New Jersey soil, led
by General George Washington.
- The first intercollegiate football game was
played in New Brunswick in 1889. (Rutgers College played Princeton.