January 12, 2020

In with the New

New York, both the city and state, are named for the Duke of York, whose title comes from the old city in the north of England.

The state of New Jersey is named for the Isle of Jersey in the English Channel, since one of New Jersey’s early leaders had also been governor of that island.

The state of New Hampshire is named for the English county of Hampshire, boyhood turf of early state founder Captain John Mason.