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RG #6150   In the early eighteenth century, a settlement was formed where the Smyrna River intersected the Kings Road; known as Salisbury, it was later renamed Duck Creek Village. Another settlement, called Duck Creek Landing, was formed on the river to the east of Duck Creek Village in more navigable waters. In 1768, Samuel […]

Smyrna Photograph Exhibit

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The Tragic Odyssey of Obie Evans and other African-Americans in Civil War Delaware

Join us on Saturday, November 5, 10:30 a.m. as the Delaware Public Archives continues its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War with a program entitled “The Tragic Odyssey of Obie Evans and other African-Americans in Civil-War Delaware.”  Obie Evans escaped slavery, survived the Battle of the Crater, and participated in Baltimore’s post-war street […]

Newly Conserved Document Shows 1825 Road from Smyrna to Seaford

Several items have just returned from being conserved and one of the more interesting ones is an oversize plot for a road from Cowgill’s Corner (south of Smyrna) to the Seaford area.  Completed in 1825, this plot provides a detailed look at one of the period’s main transportation arteries through Kent and Sussex County.  While […]