Cape May Point, New Jersey

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Local Area Code: 609  Time Zone: Eastern  DST: Y
Location: (by zip code) 38.939854 N, 74.963948 W
Population: (2000 census) = 241 (borough)   Demographics
Median age: (2000 census) 64.2 yrs.
Population: (2010: by zip code) = 294
Area: (by zip code) 1.66 sq.mi. 50% water.
County: Cape May County  County Population: (2010) = 97,265   
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Cape May Point was called Stites Beach until 1876 when the name was changed to Seagrove. It was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 19, 1878, from portions of Lower Township, based on the results of a referendum held three days earlier.

It was reincorporated on August 19, 1891 and returned to Lower Township on April 8, 1896. Cape May Point re-emerged as an independent municipality on April 6, 1908, based on the results of a referendum held on April 21, 1908.

Cape May Point operates under the Walsh Act commission form of government, first created to rebuild the city of Galveston, Texas after the devastating Hurricane of 1900.

The 235 acre Cape May Point State Park is situated within Cape May Point. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk. The Cape May Lighthouse is located in the park in addition to three hiking trails and beach access. The tip of Cape May is one of the most popular sites in North America for viewing the fall bird migration. Many species of birds can be seen in the natural areas throughout the year.

Since the 1800's, people have been visting Cape May and searching for the so-called 'Cape May Diamonds'. They show up on Sunset Beach and other beaches in the area. These are actually clear quartz pebbles that wash down from the Delaware River. They begin as prismatic quartz (including the color sub-varieties such as 'Smoky Quartz' and 'Amethyst') in the quartz veins alongside the Delaware River that get eroded out of the host rock and wash down the 200 miles to the shore. Collecting Cape May diamonds is a popular pastime and many tourist shops sell them polished or even as faceted stones.

The borough of Cape May Point is located 89 miles ( 143 km )
--- heading 188o (south) from Trenton.

At the time of the 2000 census, the borough of Cape May Point had a population of 241 living in 133 households. The median age was 64.2 yrs.

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Name = New Jersey
Abbr = NJ
Cap. = Trenton
Pop. (2000) = 8,414,350
Pop. (2010) = 8,791,894
Pop. (2015) = 8,958,013
Nick. = Garden State
Motto = Liberty and prosperity
Flower = Purple violet
Bird = Eastern goldfinch
Tree = Red oak
Statehood = Dec. 18, 1787
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Land Area = 7,417 sq.mi.
Highest Point = Kittatinny Mtn (1,803ft.)
Lowest Point = Atlantic Ocean
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