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Date Posted: Friday, March 26th, 2010

Several items have just returned from being conserved and one of the more interesting ones is an oversize plot for a road from Cowgill’s Corner (south of Smyrna) to the Seaford area.  Completed in 1825, this plot provides a detailed look at one of the period’s main transportation arteries through Kent and Sussex County.  While the towns are not accurately portrayed in terms of the actual structures being represented, the plot does include specific land areas and the individuals who owned those properties. Stretching in length to more than 11 feet long, the plot is part of the Court of General Sessions.

Archivist Randy Goss examines the 1825 document.
Archivist Randy Goss examines the 1825 document.

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