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SC-21. East of town is site of mansion of John Dagworthy, officer British Army in French and Indian War, Brigadier General of Sussex County Militia in American Revolution. Owned tract 20,000 acres called “Dagworthy’s Conquest.” Dagsboro is birthplace of John M. Clayton, Secretary of State under Presidents Taylor and Fillmore.   Location: US 113 and […]

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The Cooch House

Erected 1760 by Thomas Cooch who had come here from England 1746. He was captain in French and Indian War, member of Colonial Assembly, judge of Court of Common Pleas and colonel in American Revolution. House enlarged by his grandson, William Cooch, an incorporator of first Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Company, and Major General of […]

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Delaware Breakwater Quarantine Station

SC-75. Part of the National Quarantine System established in 1880. Immigrants and ship’s crew were inspected for symptoms of diseases. Those showing symptoms of contagious diseases were removed to the station hospital and the ship quarantined for up to 60 days. It was dismantled in 1926 and the land returned to the State of Delaware […]

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Christ Episcopal Church – Delaware City

NC-100: Originally installed in 1998. In 1847, the Reverend Andrew F. Freeman and the Reverend Thomas F. Billop were appointed as a committee to organize and solicit subscriptions for a Protestant Episcopal church in Delaware City. The parish was formally organized on May 28, 1848, when Bishop Alfred Lee officiated for the first time to […]

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Clearfield Farm

NC-89: Originally Installed in 1993. Built in the mid-eighteenth century by Captain David Clark, Clearfield Farm was the home of his grandson John Clark (1761-1821), Governor of Delaware from 1817-1820. John Clark served as Colonel in the Delaware Militia and as Justice of the Peace before being elected Governor in 1816. After his term expired, […]

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Clayton Theatre

SC-234: Originally installed on 7/11/2014. Named in honor of Delawarean John M. Clayton, the Clayton Theatre was first owned and operated by Alvin “Skeet” Campbell and wife Marjoria, with brother-inlaw Elwood “Pete” Hancock and wife Marian. Constructed in 1948 by W. Benjamin Dorsey, a contractor from Harbeson, the Clayton held its grand opening on February […]

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Cannon’s Ferry

SC-65 Isaac and Betty Cannon began operating ferry here on Nanticoke River, February 2, 1793. Their sons continued it, built stores and warehouses in the hamlet named for them. The ferry became property of Sussex County following the brothers death in 1843. First post office, named “Woodland,” was established in 1882 and the hamlet took […]

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Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company

KC-83: Installed in 2003.   This company was organized on February 2, 1928, when a group of interested citizens met at C. H. Pearson’s Store for the purpose of electing officers. William S. Scarborough was chosen to be the President of the organization, and Willard D. Boyce was selected to serve as the first Chief. […]

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KC-85: Originally installed in 2003.   This longtime Smyrna landmark was constructed by Robert Holliday in the late 18th century. The first known residents of the home are believed to have been the family of his daughter, Susannah Holliday Wilson. The origin of the name “The Barracks” is uncertain, but records confirm that it was […]

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Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House

NC-90: Originally installed in 1993. Believed to be one of the smallest Quaker Meeting Houses in the nation, the Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House was built in 1785 by David Wilson and presented to the Friends as a gift. Local tradition identifies this structure as a stop on the Underground Railroad during the years preceding the […]

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