answersLogoWhite
New York
United States of America
Colonial America
Continents and Regions
United States

Why do they call the Northeastern U.S. 'New England'?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Anonymous
2020-05-15 12:38:13
2020-05-15 12:38:13

This name was chose because it was people that landed there that were from England. That landed there and named it as their new land/england they were going to be. And became.

Also as in England, GOD is always first in all lives!


User Avatar
Wiki User
2015-01-04 07:42:39
2015-01-04 07:42:39

People don't call the Northeastern U.S., "New England," because they are not the same thing. The Northeast region of the U.S. is comprised of two smaller regions, New England and the Mid-Atlantic States. The six New England states are Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

The Mid-Atlantic States are New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and some people consider Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia to be part of the Mid-Atlantic/Northeastern region as well.

So, New England is not the Northeast. New England is PART of the Northeast.

The New England states are called New England because they were settled by the Pilgrims, who came from England. Except for Maine, which was then part of Massachusetts, and Vermont, which declared its independence separately, the New England states were all part of the original 13 colonies.

Related Questions

User Avatar

The northeastern region of the US is referred to as New England.

User Avatar

It is in New England, the northeastern most portion of the U.S.

User Avatar

Yes- New England is a name given to the states in the far NE corner of the US.

User Avatar

Massachusetts is in the northeast US, in the oldest region of the country, known as New England.


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.