Wessex County
Category: County
Continent: North America
Country: United States of America
State: New Jersey
Points of interest: Casino Bar; Camp Crystal Lake; Crystal Lake Township; Higgins' Haven; Lakeview High School
Appearances: Friday the 13th
1st appearance: Friday the 13th (1980)

Wessex County is a fictional county featured in the Friday the 13th film series. Located in southern New Jersey, it is a backdrop setting for the entire series and is where Camp Crystal Lake and its surrounding environs is located. The name is taken from the Wessex County Morgue. There is some matter of debate as to exactly which county Camp Crystal Lake is located. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter introduces the Wessex County Morgue, which is where Jason Voorhees body is taken following the events of Friday the 13th Part 3. However, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday takes place in Cunningham County, suggesting that this is where Crystal Lake is located. Moreover, that film implies that Cunningham County, and by extension Camp Crystal Lake, are actually located in Connecticut, whereas all previous films suggest that it is located in New Jersey. For purposes of this database, unless otherwise noted, all characters featured in the Friday the 13th film are going to be listed under Wessex County, not Cunningham County. Only characters featured in Jason Goes to Hell will be listed as Cunningham County.

History[edit | edit source]

In 2003, a group of teenagers from Springwood, Ohio traveled some distance in a van with an unconscious Jason Voorhees. Their plan was to take him back to Camp Crystal Lake so that Jason could have "home field advantage" in a pending fight against dream demon Freddy Krueger. Their journey took them through Wessex County and ended when Jason's sudden revival caused the vehicle to overturn at the entrance to the campground. [1]

Films that take place in Wessex County[edit | edit source]

Characters from Wessex County[edit | edit source]

Note: The following is a list of characters known to reside in Wessex County. It does not necessarily mean that they were born there.

Character Film/Series
Abel Friday the 13th Part 3
Anita Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Billy Macauley Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Brian Evans Friday the 13th Vol 1
Cal Tucker Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Chris Higgins Friday the 13th Part 3
Cobb Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Crazy Ralph Friday the 13th-Friday the 13th Part 2
Debbie Klein Friday the 13th Part 3
Demon Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Dodd Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Duke Johnson Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Eddie Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Edna Hockett Friday the 13th Part 3
Enos Friday the 13th (1980)
Ethel Hubbard Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Fox Friday the 13th Part 3
Ginny Field Friday the 13th Part 2
George Winter Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Harold Hockett Friday the 13th Part 3
J. Jameson Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
Jake Patterson Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Jason Voorhees Friday the 13th
Jesse Friday the 13th Part 2 [3]
Jesse's mom Friday the 13th Part 2 [3]
Jim Miller Friday the 13th Part 8
Joey Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Junior Hubbard Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Kate Dolan Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Lana Ardsley Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning
Laura Upland Friday the 13th Special 1
Mark Friday the 13th Part 2
Matthew Letter Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Max, tow truck driver Friday the 13th Part 2
Megan Garris Friday the 13th Part VI
Mike Garris Friday the 13th Part VI
Miles Upland Friday the 13th Special 1
Pam Roberts Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Pete Muldrow Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Paul Holt Friday the 13th Part 2
R. Morgan Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
Raymond Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Reggie Winter Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Robin Brown Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Roy Burns Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Sandra Dier Friday the 13th Part 2
Suzi Donaldson Friday the 13th Part 8
Ted Friday the 13th Part 2
Tina Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Tina Shepard Friday the 13th: The New Blood
Tommy Jarvis Friday the 13th Part 4
Tracy Jarvis Friday the 13th Part 4
Trish Jarvis Friday the 13th Part 4
Trudy Friday the 13th (1980)
Vera Sanchez Friday the 13th Part 3
Vickie Friday the 13th Part 2
Victor J. Faden Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Vinnie Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Violet Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Winslow Friday the 13th Part 2

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The 2003 film Freddy vs. Jason posits the notion that the town of Springwood, which had been previously established as being in Ohio, is apparently only a short drive from Camp Crystal Lake, which has been repeatedly been shown to be located in Southern New Jersey. At best this would have been at least a three or four hour drive, but the timeline in the film insinuates that the locales are not that far away from one another. It is never established how long the teens are in the van with the unconscious Jason, but it is implied that they are only driving for a short period of time.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
  2. Classically, the Friday the 13th film series takes place in New Jersey. However, this film also implies that the setting is Connecticut.
  3. 3.0 3.1 It is unclear whether this character is intended to be from Wessex County or Cunningham County, or possibly even a different county altogether.


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