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

Ocean View Delaware

Birthplace of the Commercial Broiler Industry

 
 
Ocean View Delaware Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 11, 2010
1. Ocean View Delaware Marker
Inscription. In 1923, Cecile Long Steele started a flock of 500 chicks. At 16 weeks, they weighted 2 and ¼ pounds and sold for 62 cents a pound. By 1989, growers produce birds of twice the weight in half the time. Sussex County leads the nation in broiler production, now a multibillion dollar industry.
 
Erected by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-78.)
 
Location. 38° 32.851′ N, 75° 5.283′ W. Marker is in Ocean View, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on West Avenue near Osprey Lane, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ocean View DE 19970, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bethany Beach Loop Canal (approx. 1.7 miles away); Our Community's Role in World War II (third marker) (approx. 1.9 miles away); Our Community's Role in World War II (first marker) (approx. 1.9 miles away); Our Community's Role in World War II (second marker) (approx. 1.9 miles away); U.S. Army Radar Site 11
Ocean View Delaware Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 11, 2010
2. Ocean View Delaware Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Union Wesley United Methodist Church and Campground (approx. 3.2 miles away); St. George's United Methodist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ocean View.
 
Also see . . .  Birthplace of the Broiler Industry. Today, Sussex County produces more than 200 million chickens a year (Submitted on October 23, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Ocean View Delaware Marker, at left, located at the Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 11, 2010
3. Ocean View Delaware Marker, at left, located at the Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 756 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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