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Cedar Creek Hundred

 
 
Cedar Creek Hundred Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 9, 2010
1. Cedar Creek Hundred Marker
Inscription. Originally known as Cedar Hook Hundred. Before 1683 that part of hundred lying north of Cedar Creek formed part of St. Jones County, now Kent County. When Mispillion Creek was made northern boundary of Sussex County, the northern part of present hundred was consolidated with southern part lying between Cedar Creek and Primehook Creek.
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number S 27.)
 
Location. 38° 47.571′ N, 75° 15.286′ W. Marker is in Milton area, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Coastal Highway (Delaware Route 1), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. On Route 1, east side of highway, just north of Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Milton DE 19968, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zion United Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Holly Industry (approx. 3.1 miles away); Milton Fire Department, Inc. (approx. 3.1 miles away); Shipbuilding on the Broadkill (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ships and Men (approx. 3.2 miles away); Milton Public Library (approx. 3.2 miles away); Goshen Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Milton Museum (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
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Cedar Creek Hundred Marker, looking south along State Route 1 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 9, 2010
2. Cedar Creek Hundred Marker, looking south along State Route 1
 Cedar Creek Hundred. The counties of Delaware were originally divided into Hundreds based on the English use of dividing up counties. On October 25, 1682, William Penn directed that Delaware be divided into hundreds for the purposes of taxation. A "hundred" is an old English Saxon land division which is smaller than a county or shire and larger than a tithing. It comprised ten tithings of ten freeholder families each or one hundred families. The hundreds of Delaware originally served as judicial or legislative districts, but now they remain only as a basis for property tax assessment. (Submitted on October 14, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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