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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[New Jersey|New Jersey]] > Cape May County''  
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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[New Jersey|New Jersey]] > Cape May County'' [[Image:Nj-cape-may.png|thumb|right|400px|showing location of Cape May County]]
  
 
== [http://www.co.cape-may.nj.us/ County Courthouse]  ==
 
== [http://www.co.cape-may.nj.us/ County Courthouse]  ==
  
7 N. Main Street <br>DN 109 PO Box 5000<br>Cape May Court House NJ 08210-5000<br>609-465-1010 phone<br>
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7 N. Main Street <br>DN 109 PO Box 5000<br>Cape May Court House NJ 08210-5000<br>609-465-1010 phone<br>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*12 Nov 1692 from [[Cumberland_County,_New_Jersey|Cumberland]] County.
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*12 Nov 1692 from [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]] County.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*1685, court set up  
 
*1685, court set up  
 
*1692, county given boundaries in West Jersey  
 
*1692, county given boundaries in West Jersey  
*1694, boundaries changed to transfer Great Egg Harbor area to Gloucester County
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*1694, boundaries changed to transfer Great Egg Harbor area to Gloucester County  
 
*1710, boundary changed  
 
*1710, boundary changed  
 
*1822, boundary with Cumberland County clarified  
 
*1822, boundary with Cumberland County clarified  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Atlantic_County,_New_Jersey|Atlantic]] | [[Cumberland_County,_New_Jersey|Cumberland]]
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[[Atlantic County, New Jersey|Atlantic]] | [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]]  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==

Revision as of 01:54, 13 October 2008

United States > New Jersey > Cape May County
showing location of Cape May County

County Courthouse

7 N. Main Street
DN 109 PO Box 5000
Cape May Court House NJ 08210-5000
609-465-1010 phone

History

Parent County

Boundary Changes

  • 1685, court set up
  • 1692, county given boundaries in West Jersey
  • 1694, boundaries changed to transfer Great Egg Harbor area to Gloucester County
  • 1710, boundary changed
  • 1822, boundary with Cumberland County clarified
  • 1844, part of Cumberland County added
  • 1845, 1844 part of Cumberland County returned
  • 1846, coastal boundary established
  • 1878, part of Maurice River twp., Cumberland Co., added to Upper twp.
  • 1891, part of Maurice River twp., Cumberland Co., added to Dennis twp.
  • 1906, coastal boundary established.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Boroughs
  • Avalon
  • Cape May Point
  • Stone Harbor
  • West Cape May
  • West Wildwood
  • Wildwood Crest
  • Woodbine
Cities
  • Cape May
  • North Wildwood
  • Ocean City
  • Sea Isle City
  • Wildwood
Townships
  • Dennis
  • Lower
  • Middle
  • Upper
Census Districts
  • Cape May Court House
  • Diamond Beach
  • Erma
  • North Cape May
  • Strathmere
  • Rio Grande
  • Villas
  • Whitesboro-Burleigh
Communities
  • Dennisville
  • Goshen
  • Green Creek
  • Marmora
  • Ocean View
  • Tuckahoe

Neighboring Counties

Atlantic | Cumberland

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References