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Established in 1683
County Seat is Georgetown

Georgetown Post Office, 2 The Circle,
Georgetown, Sussex County, DE

CITIES AND TOWNS


Bethany Beach - Bethel - Blades - Bridgeville
Dagsboro - Delmar (part of Delmar is in MD) - Dewey Beach - Ellendale
Fenwick Island - Frankford - Georgetown - Greenwood - Gumboro
Henlopen Acres - Laurel - Lewes - Milford (part of Milford is in Kent County)
Millsboro - Millville - Milton - Ocean View - Rehoboth
Seaford - Selbyville - Slaughter Beach - South Bethany

PILOT TOWN
Pilot Town is the section of the Hamlet of Concord where many free black families have lived in harmony with the white families since around 1765.
It was so named for the many African-American pilots who lived in the area and piloted vessels down the Nanticoke River to Chesapeake Bay.
Two of the best known were Cann Laws and George Laws.
LOCATION: Concord. At junction of Road 20 East and Road 20A.

Sussex County Aliases

Sussex County has been known by several names over the years including:

Susan County,

Hoorenkill or Whorekill County
as named by the Dutch prior to 1680 when Kent County broke off,

Deale County
from 1680 to 1682 after being taken over by the British under James Stuart, Duke of York prior to signing over to William Penn, and

Durham County
when claimed by the Lord's Baltimore during the boundary dispute with the Penn family.

(source: wikipedia.org)

   
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BUSINESSES
 

CEMETERIES
 

CENSUS DATA
 

CHURCHES
News - Records - History

DIVORCE
News - Notices

HISTORY
 

INSTITUTIONS
Orphanages - Hospitals

LAND GRANTS
Patents and Transfers

LEGAL
Debt, Indentured Servants, Etc.

MARRIAGES
 

MILITARY
 

NEWSPAPER DATA
 

OBITUARIES
 

PEOPLE
News,Accidents, Jobs

QUERIES
 

SCHOOLS
News - Innovations - Graduates

FAMILIES
Letters - Stories - Clues

WILLS
and Probate & Related Records

UPDATES

MAY 2015
BIRTHS: ~ 50 births from 1866, 1867, 1881 and 1882
OBITS: John Donovan, Charles Dewees
PEOPLE: Valiant Waller, Rev. Arthur E. Whatham, Ollie B. Wright, J. W. Wheatley, J. T. Williams, James Williams, J. H. Wilson, J. B. Wright, Amanda Webster, Harry J. Wallace, M. W. Williams, John I. Wentz
TOWNS: 1909-Lewes Residents Want Building Inspector, 1909-Georgetown Enormous Tax, 1910-Seaford Alley Dispute, 1910-Rabid Dogs loose in Milford
NEWS-INJURY & ILLNESS: Bush Yarnall, Jacob Short, Robert West, Edward Hazzard, J. B. Marvel Children, Mrs. William Ennis, George Larrimore, Christopher Jackson, Roland E. Wright, Victor Messick, Edward C. Ross, Edwin R. Willey, Walter Hearn, Mrs. Joseph Stewart, Mrs. Elijah Collins, Postmaster Black, William Evans, Mrs. J. C. Collison, William Mason, J. Ollie Williams
MARRIAGE NEWS: Sipple-Hargardine, Wright-Conaway, Cooper-Cooper, Morris-Phillips, Thompson-Scott

APRIL 2015
OBITS: K. K. West, Harry H. Wheatley, Curtis W. Wright, Floyd Wright, Caroline Wright, Rebecca M. Walls, A. Nowell Walls, Elizabeth Wheatley, Thomas B. Windsor, J. E. Wise, William Wolf, J. Edward Windsor
FAMILY: McIlvain
PEOPLE: William J. Insley (5), Oscar King, James M. Eskridge, Reuben P. Quillen, William J. Quillan, William Cummings, George Conoway, Mollie Cordery
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1910-Daring Chicken Thieves, 1910-Pole in the middle of the road.
SCHOOL NEWS: 1919-Bridgeville School News, 1910-Superintendent Office Moving, 1910-Seaford Graduation
CRIME: Joshua B. Jones, 1943-Poultrymen on Trial, 1902-Race Riot, 1900-Assault, Robert Warfield arrested for murder of J. W. Grasen

MARCH 2015
NEWS-VISIT Mrs. Alexander Guthrie, Mrs. E. M. Connolly, William J. Insley, Walter Barrett, Mary Barker, Mrs. Edward Lee, Annie O'Day, A. F. Bateman, William Cummings, J. D. Harvey, Walter Barrett Wilmington, John P. Steward
LEGAL: 1889-Will Probated in 1797
PEOPLE: Geo. D. Insley, John Jones, Daniel F. Long, Charles O'Neal, William J. Quillen, Roland Quillin, W. J. Quillin, Hattie Saxton, Elizabeth and Jennie Scott, George P. Stoeckle
NEWS-FIRE 1902-Ten Men Burned

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Adjacent Counties
Kent County, DE - north
Cape May County, NJ- northeast¹
Worcester County, MD - south
Dorchester County, MD - southwest
Wicomico County, MD - southwest
Caroline County, MD - northwest
¹ across Delaware Bay; no land border


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