In 1711, the Colony of Maryland authorized Colonel William Whittington to survey a tract of 1000 acres near this location for a reservation for the Indian River Indians, who were remnant groups of the Assateague and Nanticoke Indians. The Indian River formed the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania at the time. Maryland deeded the land, known as Askekesky or Acksquessance, to Queen Weatomotonies and her son Robin for the reservation. William and Joshua Burton purchased the land in 1743. Descendants of the Indian River Indians became part of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe and continue to live along the Indian River and beyond.
Installed in 2019.
The Honorable Gerald Hocker, Delaware State Senate
The Honorable Ruth Briggs King, Delaware House of Representatives
The Honorable Richard Collins, Delaware House of Representatives
346 Morris Street, Millsboro, DE 19966
Related Topics: Acksquessance, Askekesky, Assateague Indians, Historical Markers, Indian River Delaware, Indian River Indians, Joshua Burton, Millsboro, Nanticoke Indians, Native American, Queen Weatomotonies, Robin Weatomotonies, William Burton