CANNON’S FERRY Isaac and Betty Cannon began operating a ferry here on Nanticoke River, February 2, 1793. Their sons continued it, built stores and warehouses in the hamlet named for them. The ferry became property of Sussex County following the brothers death in 1843. First Post Office named “Woodland” was established in 1882 and the hamlet took the same name. The state acquired the county roads and ferry in 1935.

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LOCATION: Northwest of Bethel. Off Road 79 (Woodland Church Road), south of Road 536 (Woodland Road) intersection, west side of Nanticoke River.