SC-84. The site of the town was originally part of tract known as “Bachelor’s Delight.” From 1711 to 1768 it included a Nanticoke Indian Reservation, comprising 3,000 acres, authorized by Act of Maryland Assembly. A village known as “Laurel” was in existence as early as 1799. Birthplace of Governor William H.H. Rose (elected 1850), and […]
RG# 7130 Before Mason and Dixon’s survey established the boundary between Delaware and Maryland, the location on the Broad Creek which would become Laurel was claimed by Maryland. In 1789, Barkley Townsend laid out 32 lots at Broad Creek Wading Place, an Indian settlement which had been abandoned, selling them to tradesmen. Ten years […]
The Delaware Public Archives has a small collection of yearbooks researchers can use to learn about academic life through the 20th Century.