Mauricetown, New Jersey

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Mauricetown, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
The Mauricetown Academy building
The Mauricetown Academy building
Mauricetown is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey
Mauricetown
Mauricetown
Mauricetown is located in New Jersey
Mauricetown
Mauricetown
Mauricetown is located in the US
Mauricetown
Mauricetown
Location in Cumberland County (Inset: Cumberland County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 39°17′09″N 74°59′36″W / 39.28583°N 74.99333°W / 39.28583; -74.99333Coordinates: 39°17′09″N 74°59′36″W / 39.28583°N 74.99333°W / 39.28583; -74.99333
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Cumberland
Township Commercial
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
ZIP code 08329
GNIS feature ID 0878200[1]
Mid-19th Century Victorian Architecture in Mauricetown, NJ
The Mauricetown Academy building
Waterfront Park on the Maurice River, Mauricetown, NJ

Mauricetown (pronounced "Morristown") is an unincorporated community located within Commercial Township in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States.[2]

A modern bypass road (Count Route 649) has significantly reduced traffic through the village, resulting in a quiet, tranquil atmosphere with minimal automobile congestion. Mauricetown is a small, gridded town consisting of two main roads running east-west and three side streets running north-south, forming about 10 blocks of mostly residential buildings. The village is built on high ground overlooking the Maurice River, which supported the Mauricetown's economic boom during the 19th century, when the village was active in coastal trade and shipbuilding. Mauricetown proper is surrounded on three sides by the grassy salt marshes, tidal flats, small creeks, and the Maurice River, and is located about 6 miles upriver from the Delaware Bay. The building stock is mostly historic, with the large majority being houses built between 1790 and 1900. The Caesar Hoskins Log Cabin, one of the earliest buildings in Mauricetown and all of southern New Jersey, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 08329. As of the 2000 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08329 was 162.

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

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