Cold Spring, New Jersey

Cold Spring is an unincorporated community in Lower Township, Cape May County, New Jersey.[2]

Cold Spring, New Jersey
Cold Spring Presbyterian Church in 2012
Cold Spring, New Jersey is located in Cape May County, New Jersey
Cold Spring, New Jersey
Cold Spring, New Jersey
Cold Spring, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Cold Spring, New Jersey
Cold Spring, New Jersey
Cold Spring, New Jersey is located in the United States
Cold Spring, New Jersey
Cold Spring, New Jersey
Coordinates: 38°58′00″N 74°54′59″W / 38.96667°N 74.91639°W / 38.96667; -74.91639Coordinates: 38°58′00″N 74°54′59″W / 38.96667°N 74.91639°W / 38.96667; -74.91639
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyCape May
TownshipLower
Elevation16 ft (5 m)
GNIS feature ID875544[1]

HistoryEdit

A post office was established in 1809, with Aaron Eldredge as the first postmaster.[3]

There are several historic properties in the area. The Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, also known as the "Old Brick", is a historic church listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[4]

The Historic Cold Spring Village is an open-air museum containing several NRHP listed buildings. The Cold Spring Grange Hall, listed in 1998, serves as the entrance to the village.[5]

EducationEdit

 
Carl T. Mitnick School in Cold Spring, which houses the Lower Township School District administration
 
Charles W. Sandman Consolidated School in Cold Spring

As with other parts of Lower Township it is covered by Lower Township School District for elementary grades and Lower Cape May Regional School District for secondary grades.

Three of the Lower Township elementary district facilities are in Cold Spring:

  • Carl T. Mitnick Elementary School (grades 1-2)[6] - This facility houses the district administration.[7] The school was named after Carl T. Mitnick, who donated land to the township.[8] He developed Tranquility Park and did development in North Cape May.[9]
  • Maud Abrams Elementary School (grades 3-4)[10]
  • Sandman Consolidated School (grades 5-6)[11]

David Douglass School (pre-kindergarten and kindergarten) is in Villas CDP. The LCMR schools (Richard Teitelman Middle and Lower Cape May Regional High School) are in the Erma area.

Students are also eligible to attend Cape May County Technical High School in Cape May Court House, which serves students from the entire county in its comprehensive and vocational programs, which are offered without charge to students who are county residents.[12][13] Special needs students may be referred to Cape May County Special Services School District in Cape May Court House.

In the mid-20th century there was a separate Cold Spring Elementary School. It enrolled students of all races as there was no dedicated school for black children in proximity.[14]

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Cold Spring". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Locality Search". State of New Jersey. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  3. ^ Stevens, Lewis Townsend (1897). The History of Cape May County, New Jersey: From the Aboriginal Times to the Present Day. Star of the Cape Publishing Co. p. 467.
  4. ^ Craig, Robert. "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Cold Spring Presbyterian Church". National Park Service. With accompanying 25 pictures
  5. ^ Zerbe, Nancy L. "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Cold Spring Grange Hall". National Park Service. With accompanying 7 pictures
  6. ^ Fichter, Jack (2008-01-17). "VIDEO: Mitnick School Students Experience Jazz". Cape May County Herald. Retrieved 2021-05-16. [...]Mitnick School in Cold Spring[...]
  7. ^ "7-23-18.pdf" (PDF). Lower Township School District. Retrieved 2021-05-16. Board Office 905 Seashore Road Cape May, New Jersey 08204 Carl T. Mitnick School 905 Seashore Road Cape May, NJ 08204
  8. ^ Wallace, Andy (1992-10-23). "Carl T. Mitnick, 87, builder in S. Jersey, philanthropist". Philadelphia Inquirer. p. B12. - Clipping from Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Lambert, Bruce (1992-10-19). "C. T. Mitnick, 87, Home Builder And Philanthropist in New Jersey". The New York Times. Retrieved 2021-06-11.
  10. ^ Campbell, Al (2010-01-05). "Two Boys, Two Families Rejoice at Births on New Year's Day 2010". Cape May County Herald. Retrieved 2021-05-16. [...]Maud Abrams Elementary School in Cold Spring[...]
  11. ^ Hovik, Johanna (2016-08-29). "Teacher Preps for New School Year". Cape May County Herald. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  12. ^ Frequently Asked Questions, Cape May County Technical High School. Accessed October 27, 2019. "All residents of Cape May County are eligible to attend Cape May County Technical High School.... The Cape May County Technical High School is a public school so there is no cost to residents of Cape May County."
  13. ^ Technical High School Admissions, Cape May County Technical High School. Accessed October 27, 2019. "All students who are residents of Cape May County may apply to the Technical High School."
  14. ^ "Dr. Charles H. Chipman Is Outstanding Man". The Daily Times. Salisbury, Maryland. 1981-02-23. p. 6. - Clipping at Newspapers.com
  15. ^ Staff. "T. MILLET HAND, 54, LEGISLATOR, DEAD; U.S. Representative From Second Jersey District-- Once Cape May Mayor", The New York Times, December 27, 1956. Accessed August 10, 2016. "Thomas Millet Hand, Representative in Congress from the Second New Jersey District, died this evening at his home in nearby Cold Spring apparently of a heart attack."