Tuckahoe, New Jersey

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Tuckahoe, New Jersey
The Historic Tuckahoe Train Station
Tuckahoe is located in Cape May County, New Jersey
Tuckahoe's location in Cape May County (Inset: Cape May County in New Jersey)
Tuckahoe is located in New Jersey
Tuckahoe (New Jersey)
Tuckahoe is located in the United States
Tuckahoe (the United States)
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
CountyCape May
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)609

Tuckahoe is an unincorporated community located within Upper Township in Cape May County of New Jersey, United States.[1]

Bridge construction[edit]

A bridge, constructed in 1926 and renovated in 1961, connects Tuckahoe to Corbin City, its neighbor to the north.[2] 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 (at the northern edge of Cape May County) and other shore points, instead of taking the Atlantic City Expressway.

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