The history of Cape May County predates the formation of the United State of America by about 100 years; one of the first counties established in what was originally known as the West New Jersey Provence. Cape May County's historical records go back as far as 1685 and the County was originally established in 1692.

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Cape May County has been a huge part of my life and that of my family's for decades. Before moving to the Jersey Shore permanently, my family was vacationing in Sea Isle City for many years. Even my Great-Grandmother (who originally immigrated to this country from Italy back in 1930) moved to Sea Isle permanently for the last several years of her life.

I am also a graduate of Cape May County Technical High School. So I want to share with you the 10 Things I am Extremely Grateful For in Cape May County from someone who has vacationed then lived and attended school here plus worked in one of the oldest counties in the United States:

10 Favorite Things about Cape May County

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