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Jersey City is the county seat of Hudson County and lies between the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay to its east and Hackensack River and Newark Bay to its west.

Timeline History

See Wikipedia for a complete History.


1802 - Population of Paulus Hook: 13 1804 - Land bought from Cornelius Van Vorst by the Associates of the Jersey Company; Streets of the Hook laid out 1812 - Steam ferry begins operating 1820 - "City of Jersey" incorporated in Bergen Township 1824 - Jersey Glass Company established 1825 - Jersey Porcelain and Earthenware Company incorporated 1833 - American Pottery Manufacturing Company in business. 1834 - New Jersey Railroad terminal and Paterson and Hudson River Railroad terminal established; Newark-Jersey City horsecar begins operating. 1835 - Jersey City Gazette newspaper begins publication 1836 - Morris Canal in operation 1838 - City renamed "Jersey City." 1840 - City becomes part of Hudson County 1847 - Jersey City Telegraph newspaper begins publication; Dixon Mills and Colgate & Company soap factory built 1850 - Population: 6,856 1851 - Van Vorst Township becomes part of city 1853 - Grace Church Van Vorst built 1856 - Taylor's Hotel in business 1860 - Population: 29,227 1862 - Breusing florists in business 1867 - Lincoln Association founded; Evening Journal newspaper begins publication 1868 - Hudson County Volksblatt German-language newspaper begins publication; Hudson City Savings Bank established 1869 - Bruckner's Variety Store in business 1870 - Hudson City and Bergen City become part of Jersey City; St. John's Episcopal Church built; Population: 82,546; Lorillard Tobacco Company relocates to Jersey City 1872 - Law Library Association founded 1872- Saint Peter's College founded 1873 - Greenville becomes part of Jersey City 1874 - Abattoir and stockyards in operation; Jersey City Drug and Spice Mills in business 1876 - Aesthetic Society formed 1887 - Pavonia Terminal opens. 1889 - Free Public Library established; Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal built 1890 - Population: 163,003 1893 - Svoboda Ukrainian-language newspaper begins publication; Hasbrouck Institute opens 1900 - Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company Warehouse built; Population: 206,433


1901 - Little Russian Greek Catholic Church of St. Peter and Paul built; American Type Founders headquartered in city 1904 - People's Palace established 1905 - West Side Park opens 1906 - Colgate Clock installed 1907 - Block Drug Company established 1908 - Głos Narodu Polish-language newspaper in publication 1909 - Hudson Tubes begin operating to Manhattan 1910 - Population: 267,779 1912 - Lincoln High School established 1922 - Hudson Jewish News begins publication 1925 - Journal Square laid out 1927 - Holland Tunnel opens to Lower Manhattan 1929 - New Jersey State Normal School at Jersey City and Loew's Jersey Theatre opens 1930 - Population: 316,715 1937 - Jersey City Giants baseball team formed 1951 - Carpathian Star newspaper begins publication 1974 - Hudson County Community College established 1980 - Novyĭ Amerikanets Russian-language newspaper begins publication; Population: 223,532 1986 - Manila Times East newspaper begins publication 1988 - Sister city relationship established with Cusco, Peru 1990 - Population: 228,537 1991 - Govinda Sanskar Kendra Center active 1993 - Liberty Science Center opens 1997 - Shiva Mandir shrine opens 1998 - Parts of Ellis Island deemed part of Jersey City per New Jersey v. New York 532 U.S. 767; City website online 2000 - Population: 240,055

21st century 2001 - Jersey City Museum opens 2005 - New Jersey Arya Samaj Mandir Humanitarian Mission headquartered in city 2010 - Population: 247,597. 2011 - Golden Door Film Festival begins 2015 - Goya Foods opened their new Headquarters


  • Bergen-Lafayette
  • Downtown
  • The Heights
  • Journal Square
  • Greenville
  • West Side

Jersey City's Hudson River waterfront, from Exchange Place to Newport, is known as Wall Street West. Port Jersey is an intermodal freight transport facility that includes a container terminal located on the Upper New York Bay in the Port of New York and New Jersey.


Bergen Square

Newkirk House

Wagenen House

Battle of Paulus Hook

Pavonia Terminal

Central RR of NJ Terminal

Ellis Island

Black Tom Explosion

Van Vorst Park

Hamilton Park


Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Hudson County Exhibitions