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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
Long Neck
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

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)




County Website:
http://www.sussexcountyonline.com/

On Line Data

BIOGRAPHIES
 

BIRTHS
 

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

 

WILLS
and Probate & Related Records

UPDATES

NOVEMBER 2014
BIOS : Robert C. Chambers, John N. Hood
SLAVES & SERVANTS : 1907 Fire in Laurel, D. W. Young’s House Fire
PEOPLE : Luther H. Clifton, William R. Brown
MARRIAGE NEWS : Biedeman-Reed, Bennett-Twilley, Duffel-Conwell, Hearn-Majors, Hiestand-Cannon, Hudson-McCabe, Johnson-Truitt, Pyle-Nagle, Roe-Marshall, Barr-Rogers, Murray-Ross, Reed-Shaw, Willey-Jones, Workman-Kolenberg

OCTOBER 2014
BIOS : Robert C. Chambers, Robert West Fisher, John Cornelius Holland, John Franklin Macintire, John Henry McColly, John Remington Price, James Rowland, Jr., Robert Watson Salmons, Thomas B. Schellenger
SUSSEX OBITS : Stephen H. Beers, Brown (seven children), Samuel Burris, Lena Carey, Harry Hill, Johnson Children, Loxley Willey, Joseph Polk, Will C. Rust, S. P. Short
PEOPLE : John Byrd, James I. Boyce, George W. Bradley, William Bosman, T. S. Brimer, Floyd Clunn, William Conaway, Samuel Clendaniel, Katherine Duda, Max Dukes, Mrs. E. J. Evans, Kirk Givins and Jester Morris, Ralph Green, James Harrison, Robert Hemmons, H. A. Halloway, Arnold Hudson, Isaac Johnson, Lewis Jefferson, Oliver Newton, Lee Pepper, George Polk, Charles Reynolds, William Reynolds, Robert Rickards, Wesley Russell

SEPTEMBER 2014
BUSINESSES : J. C. Armstrong
CRIME : Joshua Hare
NEWS-COMMUNITY : Race Riot-1904, Record Strawberry Shipment; Blades Smallpox Epidemic-1919; Injuries on Icy Walks-1920
NEWS : Temperance-in Bridgeville, Clubs & Associations-Bankers Elect Officers, Legal & Court-1905 Jail Break, Court rules veterinarian is due a trip charge.
SUSSEX OBITS : John Way Atkins, Gideon Brasier, Annie Chase, John Clark, Griffith Coombe, John T. Cullen, George Fleming, John Fisher, Edith Fairfax, Lizzie Holsten, James S. McCalla, Jacob Moore, Theodore S. Parker, James Ponder, Sallie Waples Ponder, John Ponder Saulsbury, Myrtle Stevens, Catharine Tracy, Nehemiah D. Welch
TOWNS : 1880 business climate of Milford
QUERIES : Wilgus, Sudler, Small Cemetery

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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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