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Cape May County
New Jersey
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County Townships
Dennis Township -- Lower Township
Middle Township -- Upper Township


Formed in 1685

The county seat is the Cape May Court House section of Middle Township.





 Calendar of Wills

Recent Website Updates:

March 2017
Crime News:
Mary A. Roach Indicted for Burning Charles J. Beegle with Acid - Contributed by Robin Line

December 2016
New Jersey Calendar of Wills for Cape May County 1670- 1730

February 2016
Misc News: Short Sketch of Cape Island in 1843, Three Smallest Incorporated Towns in 1899

October 2015
Newspaper Data

Industrial News: Rio Grande Sugar Company
Disastrous Fires Raging Near Cape May, N.J. - Villages Threatened

Pilgrim Descendants in Cape May,
New Black Settlement in Cape May County,
Discontentment Among Russian Hebrew Colonists,
Three Ladies Still Surviving in 1866 That Greeted Washington,
Captain Kidd's Gold Chest Found

William M. Foster

July 2015: Mitchell-Townsend Marriage Record
March 2014: Military: 1883 Pensioners List - transcribed by Jackie McCarty
Nov 2012: OBITS: Robert James Creswell, Michael H. Kearns, John L. Smith, William Townsend; NEWS-MARRIAGES: Budd - Brooks, Cobb - Corson, Godfrey - Broadrick, Hand - Swain, Murphy - Notingham, Leaming - Somers, Matlock - Leaming, McClong - Hand, Murphy - Riggans, Nickerson - Crandle, Stites - Townsend, Swain - Savage, Thompson - Holmes, Ware - Hampton, Woodruff - Gamilton

Municipalities within County

 Avalon (borough)
Cape May (town)
Cape May Court House
Cape May Point (borough)
Diamond Beach
North Cape May
North Wildwood (city)
Ocean City
Rio Grande

Sea Isle City
Stone Harbor (borough)
West Cape May (borough)
West Wildwood (borough)
Wildwood (city)
Wildwood Crest (borough)
Woodbine (borough)


Surrounding Counties:
Atlantic County, New Jersey - north
Cumberland County, New Jersey - northwest

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