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

Lewes

Zwaanendael

 
 
Lewes Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, February 3, 2013
1. Lewes Marker
Inscription. On north side of town was Zwaanendael, first Dutch settlement on Delaware soil. Founded 1631 on creek, named by settlers Hoorn Kil in honor of town of Hoorn in Holland. Colony was destroyed by Indians same year. DeVries, a director of company which had sent out colony, came over next year with aid but returned to Holland 1633.
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Markers Commission.
 
Location. 38° 46.436′ N, 75° 8.362′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Savannah Road (U.S. 9) south of 3rd Street & Kings Highway, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located off the sidewalk among the trees just south of the Zwaanendael Museum. 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. Zwaanendael House (within shouting distance of this marker); H.M. Brig DeBraak (within shouting distance of this marker); The Zwaanendael Club (within shouting distance of this marker); David Hall House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewes Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away,
Lewes Marker, looking south along Savannah Road (US 9), sporting new paint in 2010 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
2. Lewes Marker, looking south along Savannah Road (US 9), sporting new paint in 2010
measured in a direct line); The New Devon Inn (about 600 feet away); Dodds Corner (about 600 feet away); The Explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lewes.
 
Also see . . .
1. Zwaanendael Museum. (Submitted on May 27, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Delaware. (Submitted on May 30, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. New Netherland
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable EventsSettlements & Settlers
 
Lewes Marker, looking north towards 3rd Street Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
3. Lewes Marker, looking north towards 3rd Street
Zwaanendael Museum, erected 1931 Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, May 14, 2009
4. Zwaanendael Museum, erected 1931
Lewes Marker - in the shadow of the trees, center right.
Lewes Marker in front of the Zwaanendael Museum Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, February 3, 2013
5. Lewes Marker in front of the Zwaanendael Museum
Lewes Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, May 14, 2009
6. Lewes Marker
Older picture of the marker, before it was repainted.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,164 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. 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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