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Circle of USA ‧ New Jersey❜s

Counties : 21 Municipalities : 566 Borough: 250x City : 52x Town : 15x Township : 245x Village : 4x


COUNTY

County ‧ FIPS Code ‧ County Seat[ ‧ Created ‧ Formed from ‧ Named for ‧ Population ‧ Area ‧ Map ‧

  • Atlantic County ‧ 001 ‧ Mays Landing ‧ 1837 ‧ Gloucester County ‧ Atlantic Ocean-the county's eastern border ‧ 274,549 ‧ 561 sq mi ‧ 1,453 km2 ‧
  • Bergen County ‧ 003 ‧ Hackensack ‧ 1683 ‧ 1/4 original counties created in East Jersey ‧ Bergen, New Netherland settlement, itself named for Bergen-Noord-Holland-NL-Europe ‧ 905,116 ‧ 234 sq mi ‧ 606 km2 ‧
  • Burlington County ‧ 005 ‧ Mount Holly Township ‧ 1694 ‧ 1/2 original counties West Jersey ‧ old ancient name for an inland market near Bridlington-England ‧ 448,734 ‧ 805 sq mi ‧ 2,085 km2 ‧
  • Camden County ‧ 007 ‧ Camden ‧ 1844 ‧ Gloucester County ‧ Charles Pratt, 1st Earl CAMDEN 1714-1794 ‧ English supporter of the colonists during the American Revolution ‧ 513,657 ‧ 222 sq mi ‧ 575 km2 ‧
  • Cape May County ‧ 009 ‧ Cape May Court House ‧ 1692 ‧ Burlington County ‧ 17th-century Dutch explorer Cornelius Jacobsen MEY who explored and surveyed the Delaware Bay to the south of the county ‧ 97,265 ‧ 255 sq mi ‧ 660 km2 ‧
  • Cumberland County ‧ 011 ‧ Bridgeton ‧ 1748 ‧ Salem County ‧ Prince William, Duke of CUMBERLAND ‧ 1721-1765 ‧ 2de son of George II of England ‧ military victor at the Battle of Culloden in 1746 ‧ 156,898 ‧ 489 sq mi ‧ 1,267 km2 ‧
  • Essex County ‧ 013 ‧ Newark ‧ 1683 ‧ 1/4 original counties East Jersey ‧ county of Essex-England ‧ 783,969 ‧ 126 sq mi ‧ 326 km2 ‧
  • Gloucester County ‧ 015 ‧ Woodbury ‧ 1686 ‧ Burlington County ‧ city of Gloucester-England ‧ 288,288 ‧ 325 sq mi ‧ 842 km2 ‧
  • Hudson County ‧ 017 ‧ Jersey City ‧ 1840 ‧ Bergen County ‧ English explorer Henry HUDSON d.1611 ‧ explored portions of New Jersey's coastline ‧ 634,266 ‧ 47 sq mi ‧ 122 km2 ‧
  • Hunfterdon County ‧ 019 ‧ Flemington ‧ 1714 ‧ Burlington County ‧ Robert HUNTER 1664-1734 ‧ Colonial Governor of New Jersey 1710-1720 ‧ 128,349 ‧ 430 sq mi ‧ 1,114 km2 ‧
  • Mercer County ‧ 021 ‧ Trenton ‧ 1838 ‧ Burlington C.-Hunterdon C.-Middlesex C.-&- Somerset C. ‧ Continental Army General Hugh MERCER 1726-1777 ‧ died at Battle of Princeton ‧ 366,513 ‧ 226 sq mi ‧ 585 km2 ‧
  • Middlesex County ‧ 023 ‧ New Brunswick ‧ 1683 ‧ 1/4 original counties East Jersey ‧ former county of Middlesex-England ‧ 809,858 ‧ 311 sq mi ‧ 805 km2 ‧
  • Monmouth County ‧ 025 ‧ Freehold Borough ‧ 1683 ‧ 1/4 original counties East Jersey ‧ historic county of Monmouthshire-Wales ‧ 630,380 ‧ 472 sq mi ‧ 1,222 km2 ‧
  • Morris County ‧ 027 ‧ Morristown ‧ 1739 ‧ Hunterdon County ‧ Colonel Lewis MORRIS 1671-1746 ‧ colonial governor of New Jersey at the time of the county's formation ‧ 492,276 ‧ 469 sq mi ‧ 1,215 km2 ‧
  • Ocean County ‧ 029 ‧ Toms River ‧ 1850 ‧ Monmouth County ‧ Atlantic Ocean-eastern border of New Jersey ‧ 576,567 ‧ 916 sq mi ‧ 2,372 km2 ‧
  • Passaic County ‧ 031 ‧ Paterson ‧ 1837 ‧ Bergen C.-Essex C. ‧ 'Pasaeck': Lenape word for 'valley' ‧ 501,226 ‧ 185 sq mi ‧ 479 km2 ‧
  • Salem County ‧ 033 ‧ Salem ‧ 1694 ‧ 1/2 original counties West Jersey ‧ Hebrew word for 'peace' ‧ 66,083 ‧ 338 sq mi ‧ 875 km2 ‧
  • Somerset County ‧ 035 ‧ Somerville ‧ 1688 ‧ Middlesex County ‧ county of Somerset-England ‧ 323,444 ‧ 305 sq mi ‧ 790 km2 ‧
  • Sussex County ‧ 037 ‧ Newton ‧ 1753 ‧ Morris County ‧ county of Sussex-England 149,265 521 sq mi ‧ 1,349 km2 ‧
  • Union County ‧ 039 ‧ Elizabeth ‧ 1857 ‧ Essex County ‧ The union of the United States, which was being threatened by the dispute over slavery ‧ 536,499 ‧ 103 sq mi ‧ 267 km2 ‧
  • Warren County ‧ 041 ‧ Belvidere ‧ 1824 ‧ Sussex County ‧ American Revolutionary War General Joseph WARREN 1741-1775 ‧ killed at Battle of Bunker Hill ‧ 108,692 ‧ 358 sq mi ‧ 927 km2 ‧