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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 […]



Georgetown Hundred

SC-47. First created 1833, by Act of General Assembly, which provided that Broadkill Hundred be divided into two hundreds, the eastern to be known as Broadkiln and the western as Georgetown. In 1835 this Act was repealed and Georgetown Hundred disappeared. It was recreated in 1861.   Location: Georgetown/ Bridgeville Rd. S. side of hwy […]



Georgetown Hundred

SC-41. First created 1833, by Act of General Assembly, which provided that Broadkill Hundred be divided into two hundreds, the eastern to be known as Broadkiln and the western as Georgetown. In 1835 this Act was repealed and Georgetown Hundred disappeared. It was recreated in 1861.   Location: DE 9 near Whaley’s Corner Rd. Georgetown, […]



Georgetown Hundred

SC-37. First created 1833, by Act of General Assembly, which provided that Broadkill Hundred be divided into two hundreds, the eastern to be known as Broadkiln and the western as Georgetown. In 1835 this Act was repealed and Georgetown Hundred disappeared. It was recreated in 1861.   Location: Rt. 9 (5.2 mi. E. of Georgetown) […]



Georgetown Hundred

SC-19. First created 1833, by Act of General Assembly, which provided that Broadkill Hundred be divided into two hundreds, the eastern to be known as Broadkiln and the western as Georgetown. In 1835 this Act was repealed and Georgetown Hundred disappeared. It was recreated in 1861.   Location: Laurel Rd. 3.1 mi from Georgetown Georgetown, […]



Georgetown Hundred

SC-16. First created 1833, by Act of General Assembly, which provided that Broadkill Hundred be divided into two hundreds, the eastern to be known as Broadkiln and the western as Georgetown. In 1835 this Act was repealed and Georgetown Hundred disapeared. It was recreated in 1861.   Location: US 113 @ Ellendale Forest & Woodland […]



Gumboro Hundred

SC-58. Created 1873 by Act of General Assembly from the southern parts of Broad Creek and Dagsboro Hundreds.   Location: Millsboro Gumboro Highway East side near Mission 12 mi. from Millsboro near MD line Millsboro, DE 19966



Indian River Hundred

SC-53. So named in 1706. This hundred together with Lewes and Rehoboth, Broadkill, and Cedar Creek Hundreds, formed what the early settlers called “Old Sussex.”   Location: S. side of Indian River, E. side of road. Millsboro, DE



Iron Hill

NC-54. Indian names, Marettico, meaning hill of hard stone, and Susquasehum, meaning iron. Minqua Indians had a fort on hill which Senecas attacked, 1663. British troops encamped on hill, 1777, and American troops, under Caesar A. Rodney, 1814. Iron discovered prior to 1661. Mined until 1891. Largest ore pit one mile north.   Location: 1.5 […]






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