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Our Genealogy Helper for Cape May ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Cape May (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Cape May. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Cape May is located in Cape May County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of New Jersey's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cape May County: Atlantic & Cumberland.

Below are the counties that are near Cape May. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Cape May:

  • Cape May County     (The home county of Cape May)
    • Erma [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erma
      • Erma [Cape May County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erma
    • Diamond Beach [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Beach
      • Diamond Beach [Cape May County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond Beach
    • North Cape May [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Cape May
      • North Cape May [Cape May County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Cape May
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Cape May have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Cape May
    • Rio Grande [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Grande
      • Rio Grande [Cape May County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Former name for Rio Grande:
      • Crandol Town
      • Rio Grande has also been known as:
      • Hildreth
      • Leamings
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Grande
    • Wildwood [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Cape May County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,916 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood
    • Villas [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villas
      • Villas [Cape May County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Villas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villas
    • Green Creek [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Creek
      • Green Creek [Cape May County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Creek
    • Norburys Landing [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norburys Landing
      • Norburys Landing [Cape May County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norburys Landing
    • North Wildwood [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Wildwood
      • North Wildwood [Cape May County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,739 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Wildwood
    • Anglesea [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anglesea
      • Anglesea [Cape May County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anglesea
    • Cape May Court House [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape May Court House
      • Cape May Court House [Cape May County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape May Court House
    • Goshen [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Cape May County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goshen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
  • Atlantic County
    • Corbin City [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corbin City
      • Corbin City [Atlantic County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 488 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corbin City
    • Warners Mill [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warners Mill
      • Warners Mill [Atlantic County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warners Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warners Mill
    • Estell Manor [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estell Manor
      • Estell Manor [Atlantic County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estell Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estell Manor
    • Somers Point [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somers Point
      • Somers Point [Atlantic County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somers Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers Point
    • Linwood [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linwood
      • Linwood [Atlantic County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,635 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linwood
    • Margate City [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margate City
      • Margate City [Atlantic County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,801 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margate City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margate City
    • Northfield [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfield
      • Northfield [Atlantic County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,047 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
    • Ventnor City [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ventnor City
      • Ventnor City [Atlantic County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,872 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ventnor City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ventnor City
    • Pleasantville [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantville
      • Pleasantville [Atlantic County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,060 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantville
    • Atlantic City [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlantic City
      • Atlantic City [Atlantic County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,569 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlantic City
    • Absecon [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Absecon
      • Absecon [Atlantic County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,789 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Absecon
  • Cumberland County
    • Port Norris [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Norris
      • Port Norris [Cumberland County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Norris
    • Dorchester [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorchester
      • Dorchester [Cumberland County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
    • Mauricetown [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mauricetown
      • Mauricetown [Cumberland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mauricetown
    • Haleyville [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haleyville
      • Haleyville [Cumberland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haleyville
    • Port Elizabeth [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Elizabeth
      • Port Elizabeth [Cumberland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Elizabeth
    • Turkey Point Corner [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Point Corner
      • Turkey Point Corner [Cumberland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cape May
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Point Corner
    • Laurel Lake [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Lake
      • Laurel Lake [Cumberland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Lake
    • Cumberland [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
      • Cumberland [Cumberland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Hesstown [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hesstown
      • Hesstown [Cumberland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hesstown
    • Millville [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millville
      • Millville [Cumberland County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,025 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millville
    • Vineland [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vineland
      • Vineland [Cumberland County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vineland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vineland
    • Bridgeton [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeton
      • Bridgeton [Cumberland County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeton
  • Kent County (DE)
    • Bowers [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowers
      • Bowers [Kent County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowers
    • Woods Haven [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Haven
      • Woods Haven [Kent County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Cape May
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Haven
    • Milford [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [Kent County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,278 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<3>
    • Church Hill Village [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Church Hill Village
      • Church Hill Village [Kent County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Cape May
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Church Hill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Church Hill Village
    • Frederica [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederica
      • Frederica [Kent County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 859 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frederica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frederica<3>
    • Magnolia [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Kent County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 293 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<3>
    • Little Creek [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Creek
      • Little Creek [Kent County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Creek<3>
    • Houston [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
      • Houston [Kent County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 409 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<3>
    • Camden [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Kent County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,640 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<3>
    • Harrington [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrington
      • Harrington [Kent County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,663 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrington<3>
    • Dover [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Kent County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dover<3>
    • Farmington [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Kent County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 124 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<3>
  • Sussex County (DE)
    • Lewes [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewes
      • Lewes [Sussex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,417 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewes<3>
    • Henlopen Acres [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henlopen Acres
      • Henlopen Acres [Sussex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henlopen Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henlopen Acres
    • Rehoboth Beach [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rehoboth Beach
      • Rehoboth Beach [Sussex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,592 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rehoboth Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rehoboth Beach<3>
    • Dewey Beach [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey Beach
      • Dewey Beach [Sussex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Cape May
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dewey Beach<3>
    • Bald Eagle Village [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bald Eagle Village
      • Bald Eagle Village [Sussex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Cape May
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bald Eagle Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bald Eagle Village
    • Nassau [Sussex County]
    • Sand Dunes Village [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Dunes Village
      • Sand Dunes Village [Sussex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Cape May
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Dunes Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Dunes Village
    • Country Village [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Village
      • Country Village [Sussex County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cape May
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Country Village
    • Sea Spray Village [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sea Spray Village
      • Sea Spray Village [Sussex County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cape May
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sea Spray Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sea Spray Village
    • Slaughter Beach [Sussex County]
    • Waples [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waples
      • Waples [Sussex County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Cape May
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waples have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waples
    • Argo Corners [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argo Corners
      • Argo Corners [Sussex County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Cape May
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argo Corners

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Cape May, see our County-by-County Page for Cape May.

Newspapers Published in Cape May ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cape May.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cape May, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cape May.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Cape May:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Delaware
    • Stories from New Jersey

Cemeteries Near Cape May ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cape May.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Cape May covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Fairview Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fairview Memorial Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Memorial Cemetery
  • First Baptist Cemetery
  • John Wesley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the John Wesley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the John Wesley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • John Wesley Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Wesley Cemetery
  • St. George Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. George Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. George Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. George Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Cape May.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. George Cemetery
  • Bethel Methodist Cemetery
  • Peoples Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peoples Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peoples Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Peoples Memorial Park lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Cape May.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoples Memorial Park
  • Continue List ...
    • Midway Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Midway Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Midway Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Midway Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Cape May.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway Cemetery
    • Ebenezer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ebenezer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebenezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ebenezer Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Cape May.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Ebenezer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ebenezer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebenezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ebenezer Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Cape May.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Woodland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Woodland Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Cemetery
    • Henlopen Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Henlopen Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Henlopen Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Henlopen Memorial Park lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cape May.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henlopen Memorial Park
    • Holland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Holland Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cape May.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland Cemetery
    • Whites Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whites Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whites Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Whites Chapel Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cape May.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whites Chapel Cemetery
    • Tiffereth Israel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tiffereth Israel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tiffereth Israel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tiffereth Israel Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Cape May.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiffereth Israel Cemetery
    • Hazzard Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hazzard Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hazzard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hazzard Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Cape May.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazzard Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Cape May had a population of 2,136 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Cape May had a population of 3,404 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Cape May, with the one closest to Cape May listed first.

  • Cape May [Cape May County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape May
    • Cape May [Cape May County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Cape May
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,136 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,404 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cape May had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape May
  • Cold Spring [Cape May County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Spring
    • Cold Spring [Cape May County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 124 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cold Spring had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Spring
  • Bennett [Cape May County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennett
    • Bennett [Cape May County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bennett had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennett
  • Wildwood [Cape May County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
    • Wildwood [Cape May County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,916 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wildwood had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood
  • Rio Grande [Cape May County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Grande
    • Rio Grande [Cape May County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 253 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rio Grande had a post office and railroad service
    • Former name for Rio Grande:
    • Crandol Town
    • Rio Grande has also been known as:
    • Hildreth
    • Leamings
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Grande
  • Fishing Creek [Cape May County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishing Creek
    • Fishing Creek [Cape May County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fishing Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishing Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishing Creek
  • Continue List ...
    • Grassy Sound [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy Sound
      • Grassy Sound [Cape May County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grassy Sound had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy Sound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy Sound
    • Green Creek [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Creek
      • Green Creek [Cape May County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 359 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Green Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Creek
    • Anglesea [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anglesea
      • Anglesea [Cape May County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 161 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Anglesea had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anglesea
    • Burleigh [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burleigh
      • Burleigh [Cape May County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Burleigh had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burleigh
    • Cape May Court House [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape May Court House
      • Cape May Court House [Cape May County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cape May Court House had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape May Court House
    • Dias Creek [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dias Creek
      • Dias Creek [Cape May County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 137 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dias Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dias Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dias Creek
    • Swain [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swain
      • Swain [Cape May County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Cape May
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Swain had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swain
    • Goshen [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Cape May County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Cape May
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 344 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Goshen had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goshen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
    • Lewes [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewes
      • Lewes [Sussex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Cape May
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,037 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,417 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lewes had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewes<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Cape May. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cape May.

Mentions & References for Cape May

Find a Community within New Jersey

About Cape May County

About New Jersey

The official website for Cape May: www.capemaycity.com/

The official website for Cape May County: www.co.cape-may.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cape May) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cape May. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cape MayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cape May. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9377, Longitude: -74.9078    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Cape May, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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