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

Dagsboro

 
 
Dagsboro Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
1. Dagsboro Marker
Inscription. Settled at the site of a gristmill on Pepper Creek, this village was originally known as Blackfoot Town. The present name of the community is derived from that of John Dagsworthy. A New Jersey native who moved to this area in the mid- 18th century, he was awarded a conciderable portion of the Great Cypress Swamp by Maryland officials for his service in the French and Indian War. He became one of the largest landowners on the Delmarva Peninsula and achieved considerable success through the export of timber products. The surrounding hundred, or geographic subdivision in which this community lies, was named in his honor following the settlement of the boundry dispute between Maryland and Delaware in 1774. Dagsworthy was a member of the Sussex County Committee of Saftey during the American Revolution, and a Brigadier General in the Delaware Militia. A member of Prince George's Chapel, he was buried there at his death in 1784. This was the birthplace of John Middleton Clayton (1796-1856), a United States Senator and Secretary of State under President Zachary Taylor, The town of Dagsboro was formally incorporated in 1899.
 
Erected 2008 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-59.)
 
Location. 38° 32.859′ 
Dagsboro Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
2. Dagsboro Marker
N, 75° 14.652′ W. Marker is in Dagsboro, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Main Street, (Delaware Route 26), (Delaware Route 20) near Canal Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dagsboro DE 19939, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prince George's Chapel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Antioch Camp Meeting (approx. 1.2 miles away); Frankford United Methodist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Baltimore Hundred (approx. 2.3 miles away); Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Hickory Hill Methodist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Town of Millsboro (approx. 3.7 miles away); Grace United Methodist Church (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. General John Dagworthy. Dagsboro, Delaware Founding Father ... (Submitted on October 25, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. John Middleton Clayton. ...he proposed the Kansas-Nebraska Act ... (Submitted on October 25, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Dagsboro Marker as seen looking north along Main Street Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
3. Dagsboro Marker as seen looking north along Main Street
Dagsboro Marker, seen looking back south along Main Street Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
4. Dagsboro Marker, seen looking back south along Main Street
Dagsboro Tribute, nearby Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
5. Dagsboro Tribute, nearby
"In Memory of Those Who Served In World Wars I and II"
John Middleton Clayton Photo, Click for full size
Mathew Brady. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
6. John Middleton Clayton
Secretary of State under President Zachary Taylor
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 642 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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