Sussex County, Delaware

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Courthouse
1874 Sussex County Courthouse

County Information
Organized: 1683
Area: 1,196 Square Miles
2010 Census: 197,145
County Seat: Georgetown
Largest City: Seaford

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Localities


Cities
Lewes, Milford (Part in Kent County), Rehoboth Beach, Seaford

Towns
Bethany Beach, Bethel, Blades, Bridgeville, Dagsboro, Delmar, Dewey Beach, Ellendale, Fenwick Island, Frankford, Georgetown, Greenwood, Henlopen Acres, Laurel, Millsboro, Millville, Milton, Ocean View, Selbyville, Slaughter Beach, South Bethany

Unincorporated Communities
Concord, Gumboro, Lincoln, Long Neck, Oak Orchard, Reliance, Roxana

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 Sussex 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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AUGUST 2018
BIRTHS: Delaware Birth Records, added 1860's to early 1870's records
NEWS-DIVORCE: Bessie and Robert Trice
NEWS-ILLNESS: Ray Collins, Herman Twilley, Mrs. Wilson Donoho, Mrs. J. B. Wheatley
OBITS: Anna S. Parker, Mrs. Isaac Wright, James Wiley
PEOPLE: William Parkhurst, Mary Price, William Russell, Frank Rogers

JULY 2018
OBITS: L. Lacey Simpler
BUSINESSES: Joseph and Robert Hoffecker, W. E. Thomison, Annie S. Hearn
FAMILIES: News & Info-Maria Conwell Thayer, Stephen Morris, William Christopher
NEWS-DIVORCE: James and Ann Lowe

JUNE 2018
PEOPLE: John Burton, Robert H. Fooks, Parnell Fisher, James Furniss
TOWNS: Greenwood News
NEWS-REAL ESTATE: C. W. Cobb
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1918-Selbyville loses Five by Death
COURT: Social Club Managers-Arthur Williams, John Thompson & Andrew Buckman (all one article)

MAY 2018
OBITS: Ann A. Stuart, Julia Ann Seeds, George H. Shipley, Thomas Stokely, Solomon Sharp
MILITARY: Soldier News - Earl F. Hudson, Harlan T. Morris
CHURCH: News - 1865-New Methodist Church, 1909-Delmar Outdoor Services, 1909-Milford Chapel Anniversary, 1909-Sunday School Delegate
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1920-Timber Sold, 1910-Federal Investigation

APRIL 2018
PEOPLE: Oswald Blitz, Sara Bell, Walter Brannard
OBITS: Francis Hardesty, Harley Hammond, Mrs. Michael E. Hernick, Arthur J. Huston

MARCH 2018
MARRIAGES: Brown-Bunting, Vickers-Brown
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1909-Might Lose Mail Service

FEBRUARY 2018
BUSINESSES: Martha E. Reed
FAMILIES: DAR Lineage Entries -Sallie Giles Short, Thomas Fisher, Isaac Burton, Daniel Clifton
PEOPLE: Annie Johnson, Everett Johnson, Joseph E. Jefferson, Nathaniel Jamison



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