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east of Dagsboro in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Baltimore Hundred
 
Baltimore Hundred Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
1. Baltimore Hundred Marker
 
Inscription. Prior to 1775 this hundred was claimed as part of Worchester County, Maryland being named for Lord Baltimore. After boundary line between Maryland and Delaware was confirmed, Baltimore Hundred became part of Sussex County, Delaware.
 
Erected by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number S-23.)
 
Location. 38° 33.379′ N, 75° 12.178′ W. Marker is in east of Dagsboro, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Vines Creek Road (Delaware Route 26), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located south side of road east of bridge (over Vines Creek). 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. 2 miles away); Dagsboro (approx. 2.3 miles away); Blackwater Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Antioch Camp Meeting (approx. 2.5 miles away); St. George's United Methodist Church (approx. 3 miles away); Union Wesley United Methodist Church and Campground (approx. 3.1 miles away); Frankford United Methodist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Harmony United Methodist Church (approx. 3.5 miles away).
 
Regarding Baltimore Hundred.
 
Baltimore Hundred Marker, looking west along Vines Creek Road , State Road 26 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
2. Baltimore Hundred Marker, looking west along Vines Creek Road , State Road 26
 
Hundreds-
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.
 
Baltimore Hundred Marker, looking eastward along Vines Creek Road Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
3. Baltimore Hundred Marker, looking eastward along Vines Creek Road
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 647 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
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