New Jersey County Histories

New Jersey is in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania and on the southwest by Delaware.

Flag_of_New_JerseyIn the early 17th century, the Dutch and the Swedes made the first European settlements. The British later seized control of the region, naming it the Province of New Jersey. It was granted as a colony to Sir George Carteret and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton. At this time, it was named after the largest of the British Channel Islands, Jersey, where Carteret had been born. New Jersey was the site of several decisive battles during the American Revolutionary War.

In the 19th century, factories in New Jersey cities helped to drive the Industrial Revolution. New Jersey’s position at the center of the Northeast megalopolis, between Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., fueled its rapid growth all the way through the suburban boom following World War II.

New Jersey titles can be found in Part 1 and Part 2 of our American County Histories: Mid-Atlantic collections

The Browse and/or Search links below are for visitors on networks with institutional access to this collection. Individuals with personal subscriptions must login at accessible.com to access the Browse and Search features.

Browse Search

New Jersey Titles in Mid-Atlantic States Part 1

  1. Edwin Salter, A HISTORY OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES, EMBRACING A GENEALOGICAL RECORD OF EARLIEST SETTLERS IN MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES AND THEIR DESCENDANTS. , E. GARDNER & SON, Publishers, 1890
  2. W. Woodford Clayton,, HISTORY OF BERGEN AND PASSAIC COUNTIES, NEW JERSEY, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF MANY OF ITS PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN. , EVERTS & PECK, PRESS OF J.B. LIPPINCOTT & CO, 1882
  3. Major E.M. Woodward & John F. Hageman, HISTORY OF BURLINGTON AND MERCER COUNTIES, NEW JERSEY, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF MANY OF THEIR PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN. , EVERTS & PECK, 1883
  4. William H. Shaw, HISTORY OF ESSEX AND HUDSON COUNTIES,NEW JERSEY.. , EVERTS & PECK, 1884
  5. James P. Snell,, HISTORY OF HUNTERDON AND SOMERSET COUNTIES, NEW JERSEY WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS. , EVERTS & PECK, PRESS OF J.B. LIPPINCOTT & CO, 1881
  6. Franklin Ellis, HISTORY OF MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY. , R.T. Peck & Co, 1885
  7. HISTORY OF MORRIS COUNTY NEW JERSEY. ILLUSTRATIONS, AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. OF PROMINENT CITIZENS AND PIONEERS. , W.W. MUNSELL & CO.; PRESS OF GEORGE MACNAMARA, 36 VESEY STREET, 1882
  8. James P. Snell. (Author of History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties. N.J.),, HISTORY OF SUSSEX AND WARREN COUNTIES, NEW JERSEY WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS. , EVERTS & PECK, 1881
  9. Thos. Cushing, M.D. & Charles E. Sheppard, Esq, HISTORY OF THE COUNTIES OF GLOUCESTER, SALEM, AND CUMBERLAND NEW JERSEY, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THEIR PROMINENT CITIZENS. , EVERTS & PECK, 1883
  10. W. WOODFORD CLAYTON, HISTORY OF UNION AND MIDDLESEX COUNTIES, NEW JERSEY WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF MANY OF THEIR PIONEER AND PROMINENT MEN. , EVERTS & PECK. PRESS OF J.B. LIPPINCOTT & CO, 1882
  11. John F. Hall, HISTORY OFATLANTIC CITYAND COUNTY, NEW JERSEY. , , 1899
  12. Geo. R. Prowell,, THE HISTORY OF CAMDEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY. , L.J. RICHARDS & CO, 1886
  13. Lewis Townsend Stevens, THE HISTORY OF CAPE MAY COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, FROM THE ORIGINAL TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY, EMBRACING AN ACCOUNT OF THE ABORIGINEES; THE DUTCH IN DELAWARE BAY; THE SETTLEMENT OF THE COUNTY; THE WHALING; THE GROWTH OF THE VILLAGES; THE REVOLUTION AND PATRIOTS; THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT; THE WAR OF 1812; THE PROGRESS OF THE COUNTY; AND THE SOLDIERS OF THE CIVIL WAR. , LEWIS T. STEVENS, PUBLISHER, 1897

New Jersey Titles in Mid-Atlantic States Part 2

  1. A HISTORY OF MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY EMBRACING UPWARDS OF TWO CENTURIES, 1710-1913, LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING CO., 1914
  2. A HISTORY OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY: EMBRACING PRACTICALLY TWO AND A HALF CENTURIES, 1666-1913, LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING CO., 1913
  3. THOMAS FLEMING, A REAL HISTORY OF NEWARK AND NOTABLE NEWARKERS, TOM FLEMING CARTOON SYNDICATE, 1916
  4. ROBERT G. JOHNSON, AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST SETTLEMENT OF SALEM, IN WEST JERSEY BY JOHN FENWICK, ESQ., CHIEF PROPRIETOR OF THE SAME: WITH MANY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS THAT HAVE OCCURRED DOWN TO THE PRESENT GENERATION EMBRACING A PERIOD OF ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS, O. ROGERS, 1839
  5. ALFRED M. HESTON, ANNALS OF EYREN HAVEN AND ATLANTIC CITY, 1609 TO 1904: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE SETTLEMENT OF EYREN HAVEN OR EGG HARBOR, A.M. HESTON, 1904
  6. BENJAMIN TAYLOR, ANNALS OF THE CLASSIS OF BERGEN, OF THE REFORMED DUTCH CHURCH AND OF THE CHURCHES UNDER ITS CARE: INCLUDING THE CIVIL HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BERGEN IN NEW JERSEY. , BOARD OF PUBLICATION OF THE REFORMED PROTESTANT DUTCH CHURCH, 1857
  7. BERGEN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. PAPERS AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE BERGEN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, NO. 1-15, PRESS OF THE EVENING RECORD, 1922
  8. CHARLES TOMLIN, CAPE MAY SPRAY, BRADLEY BROTHERS, 1913
  9. ABRAHAM MESSLER, CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF SOMERSET COUNTY, C.M. JAMESON, 1878
  10. GEORGE C. BEEKMAN, EARLY DUTCH SETTLERS OF MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, MOREAU BROTHERS, 1901
  11. ABRAHAM MESSLER, FIRST THINGS IN OLD SOMERSET: A COLLECTION OF ARTICLES RELATING TO SOMERSET COUNTY, SOMERVILLE PUB. CO., 1899
  12. FLEMINGTON, WHERE TOWN AND COUNTRY MEET, BOARD OF TRADE, 1909
  13. THOMAS H. LEONARD, FROM INDIAN TRAIL TO ELECTRIC RAIL: HISTORY OF THE ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, SANDY HOOK, AND ORIGINAL PORTLAND POYNT, ONE OF THE FIRST THREE SETTLEMENTS OF NEW JERSEY, ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS JOURNAL, 1923
  14. CORNELIUS B. HARVEY, GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF HUDSON AND BERGEN COUNTIES, NEW JERSEY, NEW JERSEY PUBLISHING AND ENGRAVING CO., 1900
  15. WILLIAM STEWARD, GOULDTOWN, A VERY REMARKABLE SETTLEMENT OF ANCIENT DATE: STUDIES OF SOME STURDY EXAMPLES OF THE SIMPLE LIFE, TOGETHER WITH SKETCHES OF EARLY COLONIAL HISTORY OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY AND SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY AND SOME EARLY GENEALOGICAL RECORDS, J.B. LIPPINCOTT CO., 1913
  16. ALANSON A. HAINES, HARDYSTON MEMORIAL, HARDYSTON MEMORIAL, 1898
  17. ISAAC T. NICHOLS, HISTORIC DAYS IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, 1855-1865, POLITICAL AND WAR TIME REMINISCENCES, 1907
  18. WILLIAM NELSON, HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE COUNTY OF PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY: ESPECIALLY OF THE FIRST SETTLEMENTS AND SETTLERS., CHISWELL & WURTS, 1877
  19. THOMAS SHOURDS, HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF FENWICK’S COLONY, G.F. NIXON, 1876
  20. JAMES M. VAN VALEN, HISTORY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, NEW JERSEY PUBLISHING AND ENGRAVING CO., 1900
  21. FRANCIS A. WESTERVELT, HISTORY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, 1630-1923, LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING CO., 1923
  22. EDWIN F. HATFIELD, HISTORY OF ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY: INCLUDING THE EARLY HISTORY OF UNION COUNTY, CARLTON &LANAHAN, 1868
  23. JOHN P. WALL, HISTORY OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, 1664-1920, LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING CO., 1921
  24. HISTORY OF MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, 1664-1920, LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING CO., 1922
  25. WILLIAM W. SCOTT, HISTORY OF PASSAIC AND ITS ENVIRONS HISTORICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING CO., 1922
  26. WILLIAM NELSON, HISTORY OF THE CITY OF PATERSON AND THE COUNTY OF PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY, THE PRESS PRINT AND PUBLISHING CO., 1901
  27. CHARLES H. WINFIELD, HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF HUDSON, NEW JERSEY, FROM ITS EARLIEST SETTLEMENT TO THE PRESENT TIME, KENNARD & HAY STATIONERY M’FG. AND PRINTING CO., 1874
  28. LUCIUS Q.C. ELMER, HISTORY OF THE EARLY SETTLEMENT AND PROGRESS OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY NEW JERSEY, AND OF THE CURRENCY OF THIS AND THE ADJOINING COLONIES, GEORGE F. NIXON, 1869
  29. STEPHEN WICKES, HISTORY OF THE ORANGES IN ESSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY FROM 1666 TO 1806, WARD AND TICHENOR FOR THE NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY OF ORANGE, 1892
  30. DAVID L. PIERSON, HISTORY OF THE ORANGES TO 1921: REVIEWING THE RISE, DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS OF AN INFLUENTIAL COMMUNITY, LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING CO., 1922
  31. F.W. RICORD, HISTORY OF UNION COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, EAST JERSEY HISTORY CO., 1897
  32. GEORGE W. CUMMINS, HISTORY OF WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING CO., 1911
  33. DAVID L. PIERSON, NARRATIVES OF NEWARK (IN NEW JERSEY) FROM THE DAYS OF ITS FOUNDING, PIERSON PUB. CO., 1916
  34. JAMES STEEN, NEW ABERDEEN, OR, THE SCOTCH SETTLEMENT OF MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, JOURNAL STEAM PRINT, 1899
  35. FRANK H. STEWART, NOTES ON OLD GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY., NEW JERSEY SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1917
  36. DANIEL VAN WINKLE, OLD BERGEN: HISTORY AND REMINISCENCES WITH MAPS AND ILLUSTRATIONS, JOHN W. HARRISON, 1902
  37. STPHEN M. HULIN, REAL AND IDEAL BLOOMFIELD: THE BRIEFLY-TOLD STORY OF CHURCH-TOWN, TOWNSHIP AND INCORPORATED TOWN OF TO-DAY, 1902
  38. ANNA H. VAN METER, RELICS OF YE OLDEN DAYS IN SALEM COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, U.S.A, ROBERT GWYNNE, 1892
  39. ISAAC MICKLE, REMINISCENCES OF OLD GLOUCESTER, OR INCIDENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTIES OF GLOUCESTER, ATLANTIC AND CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY, PHILOTECHNIC INSTITUTE, 1877
  40. RIDGEWOOD, BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, PAST AND PRESENT, CITIZENS SEMI-CENTENNIAL ASSOCIATION
  41. EDWARD S. WHEELER, SCHEYICHBI AND THE STRAND OR EARLY DAYS ALONG THE DELAWARE: WITH AN ACCOUNT OF RECENT EVENTS AT SEA GROVE . . . TO WHICH IS APPENDED A GEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE SHORE OF NEW JERSEY, J.B. LIPPINCOTT CO., 1876
  42. MAURICE BEESLEY, SKETCH OF THE EARLY HISTORY OF CAPE MAY COUNTY, TO ACCOMPANY THE GEOLOGICAL REPORT OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY FOR SAID COUNTY, TRUE AMERICAN, 1857
  43. GEORGE S. MOTT, THE FIRST CENTURY OF HUNTERDON COUNTY, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, E. VOSSELLER, 1878
  44. EDWARD A. WEBB, THE HISTORICAL DIRECTORY OF SUSSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY: CONTAINING A BRIEF SUMMARY OF EVENTS FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, WITH DESCRIPTIVE AND HISTORICAL NOTICES OF EACH TOWN: ALSO, THE NAME AND POST OFFICE ADDRESS OF EACH FREEHOLDER, 1872
  45. JOSEPH ATKINSON, THE HISTORY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, BEING A NARRATIVE OF ITS RISE AND PROGRESS: FROM THE SETTLEMENT IN MAY, 1666, BY EMIGRANTS FROM CONNECTICUT, TO THE PRESENT TIME, INCLUDING A SKETCH OF THE PRESS OF NEWARK, FROM 1791 TO 1878, WILLIAM B. GUILD, 1878
  46. ELIZABETH S. BROWN, THE HISTORY OF NUTLEY, ESSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, WOMAN’S PUBLIC SCHOOL AUXILIARY, 1907
  47. WILLIAM J. PAPE, THE NEWS’ HISTORY OF PASSAIC FROM THE EARLIEST SETTLEMENT TO THE PRESENT DAY, EMBRACING A DESCRIPTIVE HISTORY OF ITS MUNICIPAL, RELIGIOUS, SOCIAL AND COMMERCIAL INSTITUTIONS WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, THE NEWS PUBLISHING CO, 1899
  48. THE ORANGES AND THEIR POINTS OF INTEREST, EMBRACING ORANGE, EAST ORANGE, WEST ORANGE, SOUTH ORANGE AND ORANGE VALLEY, MERCANTILE PUB. CO, 1891
  49. JOHN WHITEHEAD, THE PASSAIC VALLEY, NEW JERSEY, IN THREE CENTURIES, NEW JERSEY GENEALOGICAL CO., 1901
  50. GEORGE C. MARTIN, THE SHARK RIVER DISTRICT, MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY AND GENEALOGIES OF CHAMBERS, CORLIES, DRUMMOND, MORRIS, POTTER, SHAFTO, WEBLEY AND WHITE, MARTIN & ALLARDYCE, 1914
  51. ANDREW D. MELLICK, THE STORY OF AN OLD FARM, OR, LIFE IN NEW JERSEY IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, UNIONIST-GAZETTE, 1899


Other Collections

Positive SSL