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

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Lewes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 11, 2010
1. Lewes Marker
Inscription. Under orders from Peter Stuyvesant the Dutch erected Fort At Hoorn Kil (Lewes Creek) 1659 but were soon dispossessed by the Marylanders. Here was also a communistic settlement established in 1662 by Mennonites from Holland under Peter Cornelis Plockhoy. Sir Robert Carr, 1664, “Destroyed quaking colony of Plockhoy to a Naile.”
 
Erected by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number S-31.)
 
Location. 38° 46.561′ N, 75° 8.405′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Front Street near West Market Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located at Mary Vessels Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lewes DE 19958, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dodds Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Peter's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); John Penrose Virden (within shouting distance of this marker); The New Devon Inn
Lewes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
2. Lewes Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Cannonball House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ryves Holt House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Lewes.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Lewes Marker in Mary Vessels Park image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 3, 2013
3. Lewes Marker in Mary Vessels Park
Mary E. Vessels Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 3, 2013
4. Mary E. Vessels Memorial Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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