It's no surprise that New Jersey is home to some of the oldest cities in the country. Going back to the early days of our country, New Jersey has played a huge role in shaping where we are today as a nation.

As time went by, however, new cities formed and others disappeared. Still, some manage to withstand the test of time.

Not only is New Jersey home to some of the 50 oldest cities in America, but those cities also play a large role in New Jersey's economy. It's no wonder The Garden State plays a huge part in shaping where our country is today and will be in the future.

Check out the list below as we go coast-to-coast visiting America's oldest cities. Also, take note of how many of them are in New Jersey.

LOOK: The oldest cities in America

Though the United States doesn’t have as long of a history as some Old World countries, it still has plenty of historical charm. Stacker brings you a list of the 50 oldest cities in America.

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3 of New Jersey's cities are among the top 50 oldest in America

Do the results surprise you? If anything, it's more surprising that more New Jersey cities didn't make the list.

What isn't surprising, however, are the cities that did make the national list. Jersey City, Newark, and South Orange all land among the nation's oldest cities, with all three dating back to the 1600s.

It's really amazing when you think about how historic a state like New Jersey is and what an important role it played at the very beginning of our nation's existence. Such incredible history right here in The Great Garden State.

BRRRR: The 15 Coldest Cities in America

The list below is from Niche. They put together their list of the coldest cities in the county by looking at which ones had "the coldest average low temperatures during the winter months." Keep scrolling to see the 15 coldest cities in the United States.

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The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 Sunday morning host Mike Brant. Any opinions expressed are his own.