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Before Dutch control of what is now Sussex County, Native American Iwatama Socuum held “Long Reach,” now Bullseye-Ferry Landing Preserve. After 1674, when the Dutch left, it was held by the Waples family and later, the Faucett family. In 1696, Peter Waples established a Ferry across the Indian River from this location for travelers from Lewes to Maryland and Virginia. Bullseye Farm was part of a 1000-acre tract owned by Col. Wm. D. Waples. In 1996, The Nature Conservancy bought the 413-acre preserve with funds received from Isabel F. Okie. In 1997, her son, Austin F. Okie donated an easement to The Nature Conservancy for much of the remaining Bullseye Farm.

Installed in 2023.


The Honorable Gerald W. Hocker, Delaware State Senate, 2023

The Honorable Richard G. Collins, Delaware House of Representatives, 2023

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