Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA:  New Jersey Historical Counties
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
Connection Information
DatasetTitle New Jersey Historical Counties
DatasetType vector digital data
ServerType W2K, IIS 5.0, ArcIMS 9.x, Tomcat 5.0
CreationDate 2010
LastUpdated 2010-02-12
Descriptive Metadata
Title New Jersey Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle Long, John H. New Jersey Historical Counties. Data Set. Laura Rico-Beck, digital comp. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. by John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available online from
Creator.PersonalName Long, John H., historical compiler
Subject New Jersey Historical State and County Boundaries
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in New Jersey from the creation of the first one to the end of 2000.  Separate polygon for each version of a county in shapefile format, including attribute table, plus database, supplemental chronologies, bibliography, etc., in textual form.
Publisher The Newberry Library
Contributor.PersonalName Rico-Beck, Laura, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 124 polygons, 5.532 MB
Source New Jersey Acts, other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -75.559790
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -73.893980
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 41.752538
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 38.928521
Coverage.t.early 1676-07-01
Coverage.t.late 2000-12-31
Coverage.PlaceName New Jersey
Coverage.Spatial.Resolution 1:100,000
Coverage.Spatial.Georeference County
Coverage.Temporal.Interval 1 day
Coverage.AlternativeMetadata See Full FGDC Metadata here
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