State: New Jersey
Lat/Long: 40.0000, -75.0000
One of the original thirteen colonies, New Jersey ratified the U.S. Constitution on December 18, 1787, becoming the third state in the Union. The state government selected Trenton as its capital in 1790. New Jersey was a free state and remained loyal to the Union during the Civil War.
Thomas H. Johnson, Oxford Companion to American History (New York: Oxford University Press, 1966), 206; Isaac S. Mulford, A Civil and Political History of New Jersey (Philadelphia: C. A. Brown, 1851), 488-89, 492.