Dorchester, New Jersey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dorchester, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Dorchester is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey
Dorchester
Dorchester
Dorchester is located in New Jersey
Dorchester
Dorchester
Dorchester is located in the US
Dorchester
Dorchester
Location in Cumberland County (Inset: Cumberland County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 39°16′22″N 74°58′37″W / 39.27278°N 74.97694°W / 39.27278; -74.97694Coordinates: 39°16′22″N 74°58′37″W / 39.27278°N 74.97694°W / 39.27278; -74.97694
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Cumberland
Township Maurice River
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
ZIP code 08316
GNIS feature ID 0875946[1]

Dorchester is an unincorporated community located within Maurice River Township, in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States.[2] The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 08316.

As of the 2000 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08316 was 283.

Shipbuilding has always been the principal industry in Dorchester, and the A.J. Meerwald, the state ship of New Jersey, was built here.

History[edit]

It is said that it was in Dorchester where the Dutch ship Prince Maurice sank, giving the Maurice River and Maurice River Township its name.

References[edit]

External links[edit]