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Happy Birthday New Jersey!

On December 18, 1787, New Jersey became the 3rd State admitted into the Union.

In 1664, James, Duke of York took control of New Netherlands (later NY). King Charles II granted all the land between the Connecticut and Delaware rivers to James.

James later gave two of his friends, Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret, proprietorships over the area that would become East and West Jersey.

In 1702, East and West Jersey were joined by the crown into one colony with an elected assembly.


We treat each of our patients as part of the family at Atlantic Highlands Animal Hospital. We offer top-quality surgical and dental treatments for cats and dogs. For the best pet care in the Atlantic Highlands, NJ, call us at (732) 291-4400.

234 years ago today, New Jersey became the 3rd State to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

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Allan Dean

Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...