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12-22-2012, 06:36 PM
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Clowes Line
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Originally Posted by Henriks Broadway Hat View Post
Why would there be a New Jersey if they never even had plain old Jersey?
Colonies were named by Britain after existing towns/counties in Britain. That's why the area is "New England". Not countries.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorkshire = New York

Territory of England = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey

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