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

The Judges

 
 
The Judges Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
1. The Judges Marker
Inscription. This home takes its name from the many judges who have lived in it. The Judges was built circa 1809 by Peter Robinson, who served as Secretary of State for Delaware under three governors and was appointed Associate Justice for Sussex County in 1832. Following his death in 1836, his daughter Mary and her husband Edward Wootten, who served as Associate Justice from 1847-87, occupied the house and made substantial renovations to it. Other members of the bench who have lived here include Chancellor David T. Marvel, Judge Henry C. Conrad, Judge Caleb M. Wright, and Judge Battle R. Robinson. In 1979 the home and adjacent law office were listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1996 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-111.)
 
Location. 38° 41.343′ N, 75° 23.237′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on West Market Street just from Front Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown DE 19947, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Alfred Townsend Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brick Hotel (about 400 feet
The Judges House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
2. The Judges House
away, measured in a direct line); Sussex County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); General Alfred T.A. Torbert (about 500 feet away); Return Day (about 600 feet away); Wesley M.E. Chapel Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Sussex County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Old Courthouse (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
National Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
3. National Register of Historic Places Plaque
Adjoining Law Office image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
4. Adjoining Law Office
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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