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 Posts & Pages Tagged With: "Historical Markers"

Milton Theatre

SC-267: originally installed on 7/5/2018. The Fox Theatre, built ca. 1914 and opened in 1919, was an Art Deco movie house featuring silent films and later sound pictures. During World War II, the theater was used for fundraising efforts and sold war bonds and stamps, and collected vinyl records to send to troops. The two-story […]



Rehoboth Beach Public Library

SC-262 The Rehoboth Beach Public Library was established by the Village Improvement Association (VIA) in 1912 in order to provide free access to books for the community. In its early years the library moved between VIA members’ homes and public spaces. In June 1942 the State Library Commission designated space for the library at City […]



Slaughter Neck United Methodist Church

SC-115: Originally installed in 1997. The history of this congregation can be traced to the early days of Methodism in this country. In 1777 a group of area residents gathered at the home of a “Mr. Shockely” to organize a local Methodist “Society.” While visiting in July 1779, Methodist pioneer Francis Asbury noted the rapid […]



St. John the Baptist Church

NC-122: originally installed in 2002. In 1868, the original Old Village Presbyterian Church, which stood on this location, was purchased by Charles A. Murphey. The property was donated to the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, and the church was named St. Patrick’s. It became a mission of Church of Immaculate Conception in Elkton, Md. On the […]



St. Stephen UMC

SC-259 St. Stephen’s UMC was formed in 1964 through the merger of Mt. Olive Methodist Protestant and First Methodist Church creating a unified congregation of approximately 800 members. In 1889, Mt. Olive incorporated and a church located at the corner of Second and State Streets was constructed in 1893. Originally named Delmar Methodist Episcopal, First […]



Stockley Tavern

SC-261. Constructed in 1948 by Wilbert Rogers, Stockley Tavern is the oldest and one of the last continually operating tap houses in Delaware. Originally called Stockleyville Tavern, the business advertised as the “Television Bar” because it was the first in the area to have a public television, offering patrons three channels to view. Stockley Tavern […]



Town of Little Creek

KC-126: originally installed on 5/15/2019. The Town of Little Creek developed in the early 1800s as a wharf on the Little River between two neighboring plantations. Originally known as Little Landing, the community began as a trading and shipping hub for salt marsh hay, agricultural products from nearby farms, and seafood. Little Creek formally incorporated in […]



Washington’s Reconnaissance

NC-53: originally installed in 1932. Generals Washington, Greene and Lafayette came to Iron Hill, August 26, 1777, in hope of viewing the British Army then landing along the Elk River. Only a few tents could be seen. A heavy storm coming up, they spent the night in a nearby farmhouse.           […]



Georgetown

SC-17. Site of town purchased May 9, 1791 from Abraham Harris, Rowland Bevins, and Joshua Pepper, and laid out for county seat of Sussex County in accordance with Act of General Assembly of January 29, 1791. Names Georgetown in honor of George Mitchell, for several sessions Speaker of State Senate and prominent member of commission […]



Georgetown

SC-18. Site of town purchased May 9, 1791 from Abraham Harris, Rowland Bevins, and Joshua Pepper, and laid out for county seat of Sussex County in accordance with Act of General Assembly of January 29, 1791. Names Georgetown in honor of George Mitchell, for several sessions Speaker of State Senate and prominent member of commission […]






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