Historic Cape May County Court House

Historic Cape May County Court House (HM1YN2)

Location: , NJ 08210 Cape May County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 5.021', W 74° 49.384'

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The Cape May County Court House was completed on this site in 1850 by local master builder/architect, Daniel Hand. Shamgar Hand, his ancestor, had settled on this same site in 1695.




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Cape May Court House has been the County seat since 1765.
The County was formally created by an act of the General Assembly of the Province of West Jersey on November 12, 1692.
The Cape takes its name from Dutch Captain Cornelius Jacobsen Mey, who so named it when he sailed the local waters between 1616 and 1624.
English settlers changed the spelling to May.
Prior to the Europeans' arrival, the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians lived in the region.
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HM NumberHM1YN2
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByCape May County Culture and Heritage Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 515302 N 4326077
Decimal Degrees39.08368333, -74.82306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.021', W 74° 49.384'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 1.26" N, 74° 49' 23.04" W
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Area Code(s)609
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17 N Main St, NJ 08210, US
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