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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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HISTORY
 

INSTITUTIONS
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LAND GRANTS
Patents and Transfers

LEGAL
Debt, Indentured Servants, Etc.

MARRIAGES
 

MILITARY
 

NEWSPAPER DATA
 

OBITUARIES
 

PEOPLE
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QUERIES
 

SCHOOLS
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FAMILIES
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WILLS
and Probate & Related Records

COURT & LEGAL
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

UPDATES



SEPTEMBER 2016
MARRIAGES: (News) Crampfield-Mitchel, Hurley-Melson, Knowles-Lank
PEOPLE: Myrtle McCollister, Mrs. Willard S. Morse, Bradley Moore, Ethel Merrick, Mrs. George Morris, W. W. Messick, S. H. Messick, Harry J. Messick, Albert Moore
COURT: John Bannister vs. Thomas Z. Barker, State vs. Reice B. Wolfe, Samuel Bacon vs. Samuel Kimmey, sr., George W. Carey vs. Burton P. Truitt, Daniel R. Riggin vs. Thomas L. Cannon
NEWS-SICK/INJURY Hiram S. Short, Mrs. A. Wright, Mary Nickols, Anne Neal

AUGUST 2016
OBITS: Hammond Lingo, Joseph Lynch, John Lesley
PEOPLE: Earnest J. Evans, J. M. Eskridge
RUNAWAYS: George Porter

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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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