Port Elizabeth, New Jersey

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Port Elizabeth, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Port Elizabeth, New Jersey is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey
Port Elizabeth, New Jersey
Port Elizabeth, New Jersey
Port Elizabeth's location in Cumberland County (Inset: Cumberland County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 39°18′48″N 74°58′52″W / 39.31333°N 74.98111°W / 39.31333; -74.98111Coordinates: 39°18′48″N 74°58′52″W / 39.31333°N 74.98111°W / 39.31333; -74.98111
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Cumberland
Township Maurice River
Named for Elizabeth Clark Bodly
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
ZIP code 08348
GNIS feature ID 0879436[1]
Not to be confused with Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal.

Port Elizabeth is an unincorporated community located within Maurice River Township in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 08348.

As of the 2000 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08348 was 455.

Route 47 and Route 55 intersect in Port Elizabeth.


Port Elizabeth, named for Elizabeth Clark Bodly, a Quaker and owner of lands on which Port Elizabeth lays, was laid out in 1785. In 1778, a dam was built on the Manumuskin River, drying out valuable lands for farmers, who flocked in. Further down the river wharves were built, giving Port Elizabeth the Port part of the name.

Historic structures[edit]

  • Port Elizabeth United Methodist Church,[2] built in 1827 to replace Cumberland County's first Methodist Church which was built in 1786
  • John Boggs Hall, built in 1854 as the Port Elizabeth School, was moved to its present location in 1958
  • Port Elizabeth Library, built in 1810 as a general store
  • Eagle Glass Works Hotel, built around 1807 to house the Eagle Glass Works
  • St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church, built in 1810 for the Eagle Glass Works workers, was moved to Goshen in 1878

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Port Elizabeth include:


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Port Elizabeth has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]


  1. ^ "Port Elizabeth". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  2. ^ "Port Elizabeth United Methodist Church, New Jersey", Accessed February 1, 2013.
  3. ^ Palmer, Kit. "Laughing All The Way", CycleNews, April 11, 2005. Accessed December 24, 2007. "Mike Lafferty and Rich Lafferty finished 1-2 at the fourth round of the AMA FMF Racing National Enduro Series, held in the Lafferty's backyard in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey, yesterday."
  4. ^ Thomas Lee, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed October 17, 2007.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Port Elizabeth, New Jersey

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