Whether the Queen’s death had any extra significance in the towns of Elizabeth, whisper it but they, and even some parts of the world, are getting on with life again so here’s to Elizabeth Queen of New Jersey.
Most of us never see more of New Jersey than from across the water in New York or Newark.
And that s why I’m taking you today to Elizabeth Queen of New Jersey.
Elizabeth,which I’ve been keeping from you isn’t actually named after royalty which in this case would be Queen Elizabeth of England.
And for Scottish royalists there is an important distinction here with the Elizabeth who has just died being their first Queen Elizabeth.
The English, of course, assume that England and Britain are the same place.
And they just slapped on the Elizabeth II and the world followed on.
The New Jersey Elizabethans take their name from Elizabeth, the wife of Sir George Carteret.
The settlement between the Raritan River and the Passaic River, extended westward from Newark Bay.
The tract extended about 34 miles between the two rivers.
And about 17 miles westward from the Bay including what is now the City of Elizabeth.
Permission to purchase from the Indians was granted by Colonel Richard Nicolls who was Governor of all the territories in North America, in 1664.
God Save America
Now there have been many contenders for the most famous woman in American history.
But Lady Liberty probably still stands taller than all of them.
Of course, the Elizabethans and ourselves recommend taking a look around the New Jersey city.
Ferry across the Jersey
And that means taking the scenic NJ/NY Elizabeth Fast Ferry to the Elizabeth Waterfront Marina.
Just minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport.
And iconic attractions, shopping, dining and lodging accommodations.
Upon disembarkation, head to tax-free outlet shopping at SIMON the Mills at Jersey Gardens.
And grab a bite to eat and enjoy a diverse dining scene with over 70 cultures represented.
Stay the night at half the price.
Of NYC, at Country Inn & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Crown Plaza, Embasy Suites, Hampton Inn, Extended Stay America, Holiday Inn Express, Hilton, Renaissance and Residence Inn.
Battle hymn of the Republic
Of course Elizabeth has this and much more to reveal of itself, not least its history from the Revolution.