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Dorchester, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Cumberland
Township Maurice River
Elevation
10 ft (3 m)
ZIP code
08316
GNIS feature ID 0875946

Dorchester is an unincorporated community located within Maurice River Township, in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. 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

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.

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