Tuckahoe, New Jersey

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Tuckahoe, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
The Historic Tuckahoe Train Station
The Historic Tuckahoe Train Station
Tuckahoe, New Jersey is located in Cape May County, New Jersey
Tuckahoe, New Jersey
Tuckahoe, New Jersey
Tuckahoe's location in Cape May County (Inset: Cape May County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 39°17′24″N 74°45′14″W / 39.29000°N 74.75389°W / 39.29000; -74.75389Coordinates: 39°17′24″N 74°45′14″W / 39.29000°N 74.75389°W / 39.29000; -74.75389
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Cape May
Township Upper
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 08250
Area code(s) 609

Tuckahoe is an unincorporated community in Upper Township, Cape May County, New Jersey, United States.

Bridge construction[edit]

A bridge, constructed in 1926 and renovated in 1961, connects Tuckahoe to Corbin City, its neighbor to the north.[1] It is also the headquarters for the Cape May Seashore Lines Railroad.

Origin of the name Tuckahoe[edit]

The community of Tuckahoe is named after the wild tuckahoe (the sclerotium of the fungus Wolfiporia extensa), also called Indian Bread, which grew in abundance in this area on the roots of certain trees and was collected by the members of the Lenape tribes in the area.

Use of Tuckahoe by local tribes[edit]

The tuckahoe was pounded into pulp by local Native Americans and used for cooking and baking, as flour, which served as an ingredient in their cornbread.

Since the tuckahoe was found in great abundance in this area, members of various New Jersey Lenape tribes would visit this location to collect them.

Tuckahoe Road[edit]

Tuckahoe Road, which has its beginnings in Cross Keys, New Jersey at Route 42, is an alternative way to get to Ocean City and other shore points, instead of taking the Atlantic City Expressway.

In popular culture[edit]

In Franny and Zooey, by J. D. Salinger, Beatrice "Boo Boo" Glass Tannenbaum is referred to as a Tuckahoe homemaker.

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