New Jersey Colony

A Royal Colony

Fun Facts

Founded in 1664 by English colonists. Religion included Quakers, Lutherans, Jews, and Catholics.The original name was The Province of New Jersey.

A Tale of Two Jerseys

From 1664 through 1702 the New Jersey colony was divided into East Jersey and West Jersey.

Raw Materials

Timber, furs, coal, and iron ( one of the most important resources )

industries

Industries included cattle, grain, rice, indigo, and wheat.

The Economy

An average farm was 50 to 150 acres. New Jersey was often referred to as one of the breadbasket colonies.