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

Milton

 
 
Milton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
1. Milton Marker
Inscription. Located at the head of the Broadkill River, Milton became an important point for the shipping of agricultural products during the 18th century. A thriving shipbuilding industry supported the growth of the community, with large numbers of vessels being produced by local shipyards. Once known as Osborne’s Landing and Head-of-the-Broadkill, the town was renamed Milton in 1807 and incorporated by the State Legislature on March 17, 1865.
 
Erected by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-82.)
 
Location. 38° 46.275′ N, 75° 18.876′ W. Marker is in Milton, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Federal Street (Delaware Route 5) near New Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milton DE 19968, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rising Sun Lodge #4, F. & A.M., P.H.A. (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goshen United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Golden Rule Lodge #17, I.O.O.F. (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. John The Baptist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Governor James Ponder
Milton Marker, looking south along Federal Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
2. Milton Marker, looking south along Federal Street
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Governor Joseph Maull Carey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Goshen Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Governor Joseph Maull (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Milton.
 
Also see . . .  Milton Delaware history. Originally settled in 1672, it was once known as "Head of the Broadkill" for its geographic location at the head of the Broadkill River. This location, just a few miles from Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean, was ideal for shipbuilding in days of old. Many shipbuilders and sea captains lived and worked in Milton... renamed in honor of the English poet John Milton. Milton is the birthplace of five governors, a town divided in allegiance during the Civil War, home to many officers who participated in the famous War of 1812, and rich in both agricultural and political facts and figures... (Submitted on November 4, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Milton Marker, looking back north along Federal Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
3. Milton Marker, looking back north along Federal Street
Milton image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
4. Milton
Town of Milton , named in honor of the English poet John Milton - Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
5. Town of Milton , named in honor of the English poet John Milton - Statue
at Governor's Walk Park, Sculptor- Paul Rendel
John Milton
Poet and Philosopher
December 9, 1608 - November 8, 1674
" Give me the liberty to know, to utter and to argue freely
according to conscience, above all liberties"
Milton Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
6. Milton Statue
Milton Statue closeup...his epic, Paradise Lost image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
7. Milton Statue closeup...his epic, Paradise Lost
Milton ' Governor's Walk image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
8. Milton ' Governor's Walk
This ribbon of green connects Wagamans Pond and Milton Memorial Park. The five Milton men who became leaders of state.
Samuel Paynter       Joseph Maull        James Ponder
  1768-1845                 1781-1846                1819-1897
Gov. Of Delaware    Gov. Of Delaware    Gov. Of Delaware
David Hazzard           Joseph Carey
   1781-1864                  1845-1924
Gov. Of Delaware    Gov. Of Wyoming
Milton's Wagamans Pond on west side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
9. Milton's Wagamans Pond on west side
Broadkill River in downtown historic Milton at Memorial Park, on east side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
10. Broadkill River in downtown historic Milton at Memorial Park, on east side
Milton " The Land of Holly image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
11. Milton " The Land of Holly
* see nearby markers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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