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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]]  
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== [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. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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*12 Nov 1692 from [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
==== 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,_New_Jersey|Gloucester]] County  
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*1694, boundaries changed to transfer Great Egg Harbor area to [[Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester]] County  
 
*1710, boundary changed  
 
*1710, boundary changed  
*1822, boundary with [[Cumberland_County,_New_Jersey|Cumberland]] County clarified  
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*1822, boundary with [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]] County clarified  
*1844, part of [[Cumberland_County,_New_Jersey|Cumberland]] County added  
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*1844, part of [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]] County added  
*1845, the 1844 part of [[Cumberland_County,_New_Jersey|Cumberland]] County returned  
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*1845, the 1844 part of [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]] County returned  
 
*1846, coastal boundary established  
 
*1846, coastal boundary established  
*1878, part of Maurice River twp., [[Cumberland_County,_New_Jersey|Cumberland]] County, added to Upper twp.  
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*1878, part of Maurice River twp., [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]] County, added to Upper twp.  
*1891, part of Maurice River twp., [[Cumberland_County,_New_Jersey|Cumberland]] County, added to Dennis twp.  
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*1891, part of Maurice River twp., [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]] County, added to Dennis twp.  
 
*1906, coastal boundary established.
 
*1906, coastal boundary established.
  
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===== Boroughs  =====
  
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Revision as of 00:42, 26 August 2010

Template:New Jersey-stubUnited States > New Jersey > Cape May County
Nj-cape-may.png

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, the 1844 part of Cumberland County returned
  • 1846, coastal boundary established
  • 1878, part of Maurice River twp., Cumberland County, added to Upper twp.
  • 1891, part of Maurice River twp., Cumberland County, 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

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].