Cape May, a county at the S. extremity of New Jersey; area, 2.50 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 8,349. Its E. boundary is formed by the Atlantic ; Delaware bay washes its W. shore, and Tuckahoe creek makes a part of its N. border. The surface is level and the soil entirely alluvial. On the Atlantic coast is a beach covered for the width of from 1 1/2 to 2 m. with grass. Through the numerous inlets which divide this beach the sea penetrates into the marshes, about 4 m. in width, and forms lagoons or saltwater lakes. In the N. part of the county is a similar marsh. Near Dennisville is a deposit of cedar timber in the soil to an indefinite depth, which, though probably at least 2,000 years old, is still sound and valuable. The Cape May and Millville railroad traverses the county. The chief productions in 1870 were 19,064 bushels of wheat, 86,218 of Indian corn, 22,360 of Irish and 21,193 of sweet potatoes, and 7,954 tons of hay. There were 816 horses, 1,545 milch cows, 1,316 other cattle, and 1,751 swine. Capital, Cape May Court House.