Between the years 1674 and 1702, the state was managed by two proprietors’ groups. These groups managed the state as two distinctive provinces, i.e. the West Jersey and the East Jersey. In 1675, East Jersey was split into Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Bergen counties. On the other hand, West Jersey was split into the counties of Salem and Burlington in 1681. The Union County was the last addition to the list and was added to New Jersey in 1857.
The county names of New Jersey derive from various sources; chiefly most of the counties are named after the prominent names in England and well as famous leaders of the revolutionary and colonial era.
Some of the popular counties of New Jersey are:
Bergen County: A part of the New York Metropolitan Region, the county seat for Bergen County is Hackensack. The county, which was established in 1683, is home to approximately 200 arts and history galleries. Besides, it also carves a niche for its parkland, entertainment, and shopping destinations. With marvelous attractions, including Ski Campgaw, Bergen Equestrian Center, Bergen County Zoo, and USS Ling and Naval Museum, this certainly makes a great destination.
For those interested in continuing their higher education here can choose from plenty of options, including Bergen Community College, St. Peter's University – Englewood Cliffs Campus, Jersey College –Teterboro, Eastwick College, and Felician College.
Essex County: Located on the northeastern region of the United States, the county was formed in 1683 with Newark as its county seat. The county forms a part of the New York Metropolitan Region. The county got its name from Essex, another county in the East of England.
On a trip to the Essex County some of the must see attractions, include Montclair Art Museum, MDN Latin Dance Studio, Crane House and Museum, Branch Brook Park, and the Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
Those intended to attend colleges and universities in Essex County can look for options like Bloomfield College, Essex County College, Gibbs College – Livingston, Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Northeastern Bible College.
Salem County: Located in the United States, Salem County forms a part of the Delaware Valley Region and was established in 1694 with county seat in Salem. With a rich heritage of historical events and places, a wide range of open spaces and natural resources, and an influential economical base, the county carves a niche for its quality of life. Located in the southwest side of New Jersey, this county is easily accessible from New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Wilmington, Baltimore, and Atlantic City.
Some of the must see attractions of this county are Salem County Historical Society Museum, Finns Point Lighthouse, Fort Mott State Park, Three Forts Ferry, Finns Point National Cemetery, Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Parvin State Park, New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail, to name a few.
For higher education, the Salem Community College makes for a good choice.
Burlington County: The county is an essential part of the Delaware Valley Region and was created in the year 1694. Its county seat lies in Mounty Holly Township.The major attractions of this county are Suffolk Stables, Arney's Mount Friends Meetinghouse and Burial Ground, Moorestown Friends School and Meetinghouse, Evesham Friends Meeting House, Bass River State Forest, and Wharton State Forest.
Besides, Burlington County College is a popular choice for those willing to come here for higher education.
New Jersey Counties
|County Name||Population||Area (sq. mi.)|
|Atlantic County Map||252,552||561.07|
|Bergen County Map||884,118||234.17|
|Burlington County Map||423,394||804.57|
|Camden County Map||508,932||222.3|
|Cape May County Map||102,326||255.19|
|Cumberland County Map||146,438||489.3|
|Essex County Map||793,633||126.27|
|Gloucester County Map||254,673||324.72|
|Hudson County Map||608,975||46.69|
|Hunterdon County Map||121,989||429.94|
|Mercer County Map||350,761||225.93|
|County Name||Population||Area (sq. mi.)|
|Middlesex County Map||750,162||309.72|
|Monmouth County Map||615,301||471.94|
|Morris County Map||470,212||468.99|
|Ocean County Map||510,916||636.28|
|Passaic County Map||489,049||185.29|
|Salem County Map||64,285||337.88|
|Somerset County Map||297,490||304.69|
|Sussex County Map||144,166||521.26|
|Union County Map||522,541||103.29|
|Warren County Map||102,437||357.87|
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