Friday, February 17, 2012

Fact of the Day: Old Jersey

The state of New Jersey is named so because a royalist George Carteret was granted a large amount of land by King Charles II. He was from the channel island of Jersey (off the coast of France), and decided to name the land "New Jersey".


dopdavid said...

haha wow interesting, ill be following :)

Dimple said...

great factoid :D