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The following is a timeline of the history of Jersey City, New Jersey, United States.

Prior to 19th century

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19th century

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Map of Jersey City, New Jersey, 1848
  • 1802 - Population of Paulus Hook: 13.
  • 1804
    • Land bought from Cornelius Van Vorst by the Associates of the Jersey Company.
    • Streets of the Hook laid out.
  • 1812 - Steam ferry begins operating.
  • 1820 - "City of Jersey" incorporated in Bergen Township.
  • 1824 - Jersey Glass Company established.
  • 1825 - Jersey Porcelain and Earthenware Company incorporated.
  • 1833 - American Pottery Manufacturing Company in business.
  • 1834
    • New Jersey Railroad terminal and Paterson and Hudson River Railroad terminal established.
    • Newark-Jersey City horsecar begins operating.
  • 1835 - Jersey City Gazette newspaper begins publication.
  • 1836 - Morris Canal in operation.
  • 1838 - City renamed "Jersey City."
  • 1840 - City becomes part of Hudson County.
  • 1847
    • Jersey City Telegraph newspaper begins publication.
    • Dixon Mills and Colgate & Company soap factory built.
  • 1850 - Population: 6,856.
  • 1851 - Van Vorst Township becomes part of city.
  • 1853 - Grace Church Van Vorst built.
  • 1856 - Taylor's Hotel in business.
  • 1860 - Population: 29,227.
  • 1862 - Breusing florists in business.
  • 1867
    • Lincoln Association founded.
    • Evening Journal newspaper begins publication.
  • 1868
    • Hudson County Volksblatt German-language newspaper begins publication (approximate date).
    • Hudson City Savings Bank established.
  • 1869 - Bruckner's Variety Store in business.

1870s-1890s

  • 1870
    • Hudson City and Bergen City become part of Jersey City.
    • St. John's Episcopal Church built.
    • Population: 82,546.
    • Lorillard Tobacco Company relocates to Jersey City.
  • 1872 - Law Library Association founded.
  • 1873 - Greenville becomes part of Jersey City.
  • 1874
    • Abbatoir and stockyards in operation.
    • Jersey City Drug and Spice Mills in business.
  • 1876
    • Aesthetic Society formed.
    • Centennial of American independence.
  • 1887 - Pavonia Terminal opens.
  • 1889
    • Free Public Library established.
    • Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal built.
  • 1890 - Population: 163,003.
  • 1893
    • Svoboda Ukrainian-language newspaper begins publication.
    • Hasbrouck Institute opens.

20th century

  • 1900
    • Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company Warehouse built.
    • Population: 206,433.
  • 1901
    • Little Russian Greek Catholic Church of St. Peter and Paul built.
    • American Type Founders headquartered in city.
  • 1904 - People's Palace established.
  • 1905 - West Side Park opens.
  • 1906 - Colgate Clock installed.
  • 1907 - Block Drug Company established.
  • 1908 - Głos Narodu Polish-language newspaper in publication (approximate date).
  • 1909 - Hudson Tubes begin operating to Manhattan.
  • 1910 - Population: 267,779.
  • 1912 - Lincoln High School established.
  • 1922 - Hudson Jewish News begins publication.
  • 1925
    • Journal Square laid out.
    • Mary Teresa Norton becomes U.S. representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district.
  • 1927 - Holland Tunnel opens to Lower Manhattan.
  • 1929 - New Jersey State Normal School at Jersey City and Loew's Jersey Theatre opens.
  • 1930 - Population: 316,715.
  • 1937 - Jersey City Giants baseball team formed.
  • 1951 - Carpathian Star newspaper begins publication.
  • 1974 - Hudson County Community College established.
  • 1980
    • Novyĭ Amerikanets Russian-language newspaper begins publication.
    • Population: 223,532.
  • 1986 - Manila Times East newspaper begins publication.
  • 1988 - Sister city relationship established with Cusco, Peru.
  • 1990 - Population: 228,537.
  • 1991 - Govinda Sanskar Kendra Center active (approximate date).
  • 1994 - Sister city relationships established with Ahmedabad, India and Nantong, China.
  • 1995 - Sister city relationship established with Ozamiz, Philippines.
  • 1997
    • Shiva Mandir shrine opens.
    • Bret Schundler becomes mayor.
    • October: E-ZPass activated for the Holland Tunnel Boyle Plaza.
    • Sister city relationships established with Jerusalem, Israel and Vitória, Brazil.
  • 1998
    • Parts of Ellis Island deemed part of Jersey City per New Jersey v. New York 532 U.S. 767 (1998).
    • City website online.
    • Sister city relationship established with Oviedo, Spain.
  • 1999
    • Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy established.
    • Sister city relationship established with Sant'Arsenio, Italy.

21st century

  • 2000 - Population: 240,055.
  • 2001
    • Jersey City Museum opens.
    • Sister city relationship established with Kolkata, India.
  • 2002 - Sister city relationship established with Saint John's, Antigua.
  • 2004
    • November: Jerramiah T. Healy elected mayor.
    • Sister city relationship established with San Martín del Rey Aurelio, Spain.
  • 2005 - New Jersey Arya Samaj Mandir Humanitarian Mission headquartered in city.
  • 2008 - Sister city relationship established with Rosario, Argentina.
  • 2010 - Population: 247,597.
  • 2011 - Golden Door Film Festival begins.
  • 2013 - Steven Fulop becomes mayor.

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