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

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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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DECEMBER 2017
OBITS: Dennis Lee, Leonard Jump, Hannah Joseph, Jacob L. Johnson, Annie Jane Vincent Jervis, John Jacobs
OBITS: William B. Wolfe - submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-TEMPERANCE: 1913-Smuggling Prevention

NOVEMBER 2017
OBITS: Sarah A. Adkins, Elizabeth Martin
FAMILIES: DAR Lineage Entries - John Pettigrew & Minnie Graeber, Elizabeth Porter & Ephriam Polk, Mary Fooks Wolcott, Roberta Russell & Joseph McDonald
PEOPLE: John Trader, John Vent, Ralph E. Yost
TOWNS: 1896-Laurel Burglaries, 1908-New Pier at Bethany Beach

OCTOBER 2017
OBITS: Emily S. Anderson, John Bayard Cannon, Henry S. Canning, George M. Collins, Sally W. Colliston
NEWS-CRIME Harvey Wells, Antoine Corso, Levin W. Smith, Mrs. George Lawson-Victim, Levin Smith, John Andrew, Joseph Green, Joe Burton

SEPTEMBER 2017
OBITS: Richard Greenwell
PEOPLE: Webster Kinder, Lida Kay, D. S. King
COURT: Isaac W. Short, John Smith, Phila M. Weir
WILLS / PROBATE: Elizabeth Smith

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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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