Town laid out by Joseph Oliver 1787. Village was located on tract then “Saw-Mill Range.” Names Milford from fording place near mill-dam erected by Rev. Sydenham Thorne across Mispillion Creek, 1787. First incorporated 1807. Old town in Kent County, new town in Sussex County. Home of Governors Tharp Causey, Burton, and Watson.

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LOCATION: Milford. US 113, west side of highway, south of State Road 36 (Shawnee Road) intersection.