Under orders from Peter Stuyvesant the Dutch erected Fort At Hoorn Kil (Lewes Creek) 1659 but were soon dispossessed by the Marylanders. Here was also a communistic settlement established in 1662 by Mennonites from Holland under Peter Cornelis Plockhoy. Sir Robert Carr, 1664, “Destroyed quaking colony of Plockhoy to a Naile.”

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LOCATION: Lewes. On Savannah Road, south side of railroad tracks intersection.