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HISTORY



Established in 1683
In about 1670 the English began to settle in the valley of the St. Jones River formally known as Wolf Creek. On June 21, 1680, The Duke of York chartered St. Jones County, which was carved out of New Amstel/New Castle County and Hoarkill/Sussex County. St. Jones County was transferred to William Penn on August 24, 1682, and became part of Penn's newly chartered Delaware Colony. Penn ordered a court town to be laid out, and the courthouse was built in 1697. The town of Dover was finally laid out in 1717, and became the capitol of Delaware in 1777. In 1787 Delaware was first to ratify the U.S. Constitution, and became "the First State." Kent County was a small grain farming region in the 18th Century. More recently, in the 1960's, Dover was the scene of the manufacturing of the spacesuits worn by NASA astronauts in the Apollo moon flights by ILC Dover, now based in the small town of Frederica.

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Cities and Towns


Dover Main Street
July 1938


Bowers - - Camden - - Cheswold

Clayton (part in New Castle Cty)

Dover - - Dover Air Force Base (a CDP)

Farmington - - Felton - - Frederica

Harrington - - Hartly - - Highland Acres

Houston - - Kent Acres - - Kenton

Leipsic - - Little Creek - - Magnolia

Milford (part in Sussex Cty) - - Rising Sun-Lebanon

Riverview - - Rodney Village - - Smyrna (part in New Castle Cty)

Viola - - Woodside - - Woodside East - - Wyoming


Old Barratt's Chapel (Methodist), Route 113,
Frederica vicinity, Kent County, DE

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MILITARY
 

NEWS-COMMUNITY
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NEWS-PEOPLE
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OBITUARIES
 

QUERIES
 

REAL ESTATE
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SCHOOLS
 

SLAVERY & SERVITUDE
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TOWNS
 

WILLS & PROBATE
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Website Updates:

MAY 2015
OBITS: Chief Justice Gilpin, William Penn Godwin, Sam Harrington, James Haman, Charles A. Harper, Mary E. Harris, Milton Hicke, Eliza Ann Dockstader, Gov. Cannon, Elizabeth White Wayne, Arabel L. Warner, Richard Whatcoat, Elizabeth Wiltbank
NEWS-VISIT: Mame Toner, Mrs. Luther Hearn, Jessie Harrington, Viola Lane, Howard Clymer, Rebecca Killen, William Killen
MARRIAGES: Sapp-Stevens
CHURCHES: ( ME Church) 1910-Wants Church or Money
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1904-Severe Storm

APRIL 2015
OBITS: Charles Brown, Daniel Bates, Sarah H. Bishop, Benjamin F. Chatham, Thomas Clayton Frame
NEWS-SICK: Luther F. Cubbage, William L. Pritchett
NEWS-VISIT: Ethel Seward, Ella Frank, Amy Ford, Mrs. William C. R. Colquhoun, Mary (Morris) Adair
NEWS-BIRTHDAY: William M. Ridgeway
SCHOOL NEWS: 1904-Georgetown Commencement, 1904-Kent County Audit, 1904-Rising Sun Teachers
PEOPLE: J. H. Van Dyke, Frank H. Russell, Edward Watkins, E. D. Thompson

MARCH 2015
OBITS: William Abele , James H. M. Clayton, John M. Clayton, Samuel Conner, Thomas Deakyne, Joshua M. Estes
NEWS-MARRIAGES: William Drake-Farrow, Tindal-Dolby, Wright-Hoffecker, Downes-Draper, Coverdale-Harrington, Duffel-Conwell
NEWS-INSTITUTIONS: 1904-Old Folks' Home
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1904-Novel Musical Entertainment
NEWS-VISIT: Harry A. Richardson
NEWS-MARRIAGE: Sapp-Carter
PEOPLE: James F. Allee, Pearl Cregar, Mary E. Cannon, Charles B. Dubell, John Flemming
QUERIES: Laws/Raikes

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