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Lewes in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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Lewes Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, May 14, 2009
1. Lewes Marker
Inscription. Under orders from Peter Stuyvesant, the Dutch erected Fort at Hoorn Kil (Lewes Creek) 1659 but were soon dispossessed by Marylanders. Here was also a communistic settlement established in 1662 by Mennonites from Holland under Peter Cornelius Plockhoy. Sir Robert Carr, 1664, “Destroyed the quaking colony of Plockhoy to a Naile.” (Marker Number S-31.)
 
Location. 38° 45.816′ N, 75° 9.021′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Savannah Road (U.S. 9) north of Donovan Road/N. Atlantic Drive (Delaware Route 263), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewes DE 19958, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Lewes (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Lewes (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewes Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Lewes (approx. 0.9 miles away); H.M. Brig DeBraak (approx. 0.9 miles away); Zwaanendael House (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Zwaanendael Club (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Bethel Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lewes.
 
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Lewes Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, May 14, 2009
2. Lewes Marker
view looking southwest from Savannah Rd.

1. New Netherland. (Submitted on May 27, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Plockhoy. (Submitted on May 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. New Netherland
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNotable PlacesPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,262 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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