Cape May County, NJ


CAPE MAY COUNTY, situated in the extreme southeast part of New Jersey, with Tuckahoe river on the north, Delaware bay on the west, and the Atlantic ocean on the east. Area, 252 square miles. Face of the country level. Soil sandy; in some parts marshy. Seat of justice, Cape May Court House. Pop. in 1820, 4,265; in 1830, 4,945; in 1840, 5,324; in 1850, 6,433. (Fanning's, 1853)

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