Site of town purchased May 9, 1791 from Abraham Harris, Rowland Bevins, Joshua Pepper, and laid out for county seat of Sussex County in accordance with Act of General Assembly of January 29, 1791. Named Georgetown in honor of George Mitchell, for several sessions Speaker of State Senate and prominent member of commission appointed to lay out the town. Home of Governor Charles C. Stockley.

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LOCATION: Georgetown. At intersection of Route 9 (County Seat Highway) and U.S. 113, southeast corner.