The Dutch in 1673 established a court at Hoorn Kil for the inhabitants “on the east and west sides of Cape Henlopen unto Bomties (Bombay) Hook.” Governor Andros of New York 1676 established an English court at Whorekill, the jurisdiction of which was reduced in 1681 by the creation of Kent County. County Seat of Sussex County until 1791.

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LOCATION: Lewes. On Savannah Road, north side. 0.8 miles from Lewes Creek Bridge.