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 Posts & Pages Tagged With: "Historical Markers"

Georgetown

SC-46. 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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Broad Creek Hundred

SC-45. Named after branch of Nanticoke River, and originally extended to southern boundary of Delaware. In 1873, General Assembly detached southern part to become part of Gumboro Hundred.

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Broad Creek Hundred

SC-44. Named after branch of Nanticoke River, and originally extended to southern boundary of Delaware. In 1873, General Assembly detached southern part to become part of Gumboro Hundred.

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Broadkiln Hundred

SC-39. Originally known as Broadkill Hundred, after creek of that name, kill being Dutch word for creek. Name changed by General Assembly 1833 when Georgetown Hundred was set off. In 1835 Act was repealed, and Broadkiln Hundred embraced the same territory as before 1833. Georgetown Hundred again set off in 1861.

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Broadkiln Hundred

SC-38. Originally known as Broadkill Hundred, after creek of that name, kill being Dutch word for creek. Name changed by General Assembly 1833 when Georgetown Hundred was set off. In 1835 Act was repealed, and Broadkiln Hundred embraced the same territory as before 1833. Georgetown Hundred again set off in 1861.

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Lewes

SC-33. Here lived Ryves Holt, Colonial Chief Justice; and four governors, David Hall, who commanded a Delaware regiment in the Revolution, Daniel Rodney and Caleb Rodney, sons of John Rodney, and Ebe W. Tunnell; also Colonel Henry Fisher, Revolutionary patriot, and Dr. Jacob Jones, later Commodore, U.S.N.

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Broadkiln Hundred

SC-28. Originally known as Broadkill Hundred, after creek of that name, kill being Dutch work for creek. Name changed by General Assembly 1833 when Georgetown Hundred was set off. In 1835 Act was repealed, and Broadkiln Hundred embraced same territory as before 1833. Georgetown Hundred again set off in 1861.

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Baltimore Hundred

SC-24. Prior to 1775 this hundred was claimed as part of Worchester County, Maryland being named for Lord Baltimore. After boundary line between Maryland and Delaware was confirmed, Baltimore Hundred became part of Sussex County, Delaware.

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Cedar Creek Hundred

SC-13. Originally known as Cedar Hook Hundred. Before 1683 that part of hundred lying north of Cedar Creek formed part of St. Jones County, now Kent County. When Mispillion Creek was made northern boundary of Sussex County, the northern part of present hundred was consolidated with southern part lying between Cedar Creek and Primehook Creek. […]

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Broad Creek Hundred

SC-9. Named after branch of Nanticoke River, and originally extended to southern boundary of Delaware. In 1873, General Assembly detached southern part to become part of Gumboro Hundred.

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