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Welcome to Rio Grande ...

Rio Grande is located in Cape May County<1>.

We don't have a date for the establishment of Rio Grande.

The community of Rio Grande was previously named Crandol Town.

Rio Grande is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Rio Grande lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Rio Grande is within the boundaries of the (609) area code.

Websites for Rio Grande ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.capemaycountychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Rio Grande, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Rio Grande ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Rio Grande - they are located in New Brunswick, New Mexico, Ohio and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rio Grande.

Communities near Rio Grande ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rio Grande.

  • Wildwood [Cape May County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
    • Wildwood [Cape May County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southeast of Rio Grande
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,916 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood
  • North Wildwood [Cape May County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Wildwood
    • North Wildwood [Cape May County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Rio Grande
    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Wildwood
  • Cape May [Cape May County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape May
    • Cape May [Cape May County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the south of Rio Grande
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,404 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape May
  • Sea Isle City [Cape May County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sea Isle City
    • Sea Isle City [Cape May County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Rio Grande
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,019 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sea Isle City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Anglesea [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anglesea
      • Anglesea [Cape May County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Rio Grande
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anglesea
    • Diamond Beach [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Beach
      • Diamond Beach [Cape May County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Rio Grande
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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]<3> to the southwest of Rio Grande
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Cape May have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Cape May
    • 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 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Rio Grande
      • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the north of Rio Grande
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goshen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
    • Clermont [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clermont
      • Clermont [Cape May County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Rio Grande
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clermont

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rio Grande. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rio Grande.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rio Grande. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rio Grande.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rio Grande. See our Newspapers Page for Rio Grande.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rio Grande ...

Looking for more information about Rio Grande? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Rio Grande, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Rio Grande.

Adding Rio Grande to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rio Grande in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rio Grande was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rio Grande on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rio Grande on our Genealogy Page.

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About Cape May County

About New Jersey

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rio Grande. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Cape May, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rio Grande - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rio Grande) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rio Grande. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rio GrandeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rio Grande. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0146, Longitude: -74.8817    
<4>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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