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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

AUGUST 2014
BUSINESSES : Lloyd & Moore Canning
CHURCHES : Blades to build new Methodist church
NEWS-VISITING : Breerwood, Cannon, Davis, Giles
MILITARY : WWII News - Charles E. Taylor
NEWS : Fires & Destruction - Explosion Almost Wipes out Town of Greenwood, Greenwood Explosion-1903, Selbyville Fire 1916, Greenwood Fire-1914, Barn Fire in Slaughter Neck, Sussex County Beer Crate Fee
SUSSEX OBITS : Robert Barr, William Huffington Cannon, J. Powell Cannon, Mrs. Peter Causey, A. Y. P. Garnett, John W. Houston, Obed Marvel, William Maull, Mrs. Daniel Mayne, Littleton T. Pusey, Thomas B. Robinson, Alfred Peter Robinson, Charles Sammons, James M. Sipple, Mrs. Simmons, Wesley Smith, Jennie E. Townsend, Miss Tubbs, Luther C. Wadman, John C. Wiltbank
TOWNS : Milton rebuilding after a fire, Rehoboth News, Greenwood Recovering From Explosion, Georgetown News, Georgetown needs a bigger jail, Greenwood Rises From the Ashes
WILL & PROBATE : Jonathan H. Thurston; Harry Fleetwood; Alice H. Massey

JULY 2014
BUSINESSES : J. H. Apel, Byard P. Burn, J. Oscar Brown, T. H. Camp, W. B. Carpenter, J. W. Cuykendall, Charles W. Davidson, James H. Deputy, S. R. Ennis, S. C. Evans, H. B. Fiddeman, First National Bank, J. Y. Foulk, William Gray, G. S. Grier, A. K. Hall, G. M. Howell, P. W. Hall, T. F. Hammersley, J. W. Jump, Latchum & Davis, M. G. Lofland, M. D., Milford Chronicle, S. Matthews, The Milford Shirt Factory, George William Marshall, William Marshall, Mispillion Mills, Andrew J. Marvel, Nathan Pratt, Alexander Pullen, N. J. Pierson, Walter Pardoe, H. L. Paige, The Red Mill, William T. Veasey, Smoot’s Hotel, Selbyville National Bank Opening 1903, D. S. Truitt, Wm. B. Truitt, William E. Truitt, Charles E. Treidler, D. S. Thompson, Virden Hotel, John Wagamon, C. S. Watson
TOWNS : Ham mystery in Blades

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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

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