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

Laurel

 
 
Laurel Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 8, 2007
1. Laurel Marker
Inscription. This site was originally part of a tract known as "Bachelor's Delight". From 1711 to 1768 it was included in a 3,000 acre Nanticoke Indian Reservation, authorized by an act of the Maryland Assembly. A village known as "Laurel" existed as early as 1799. Birthplace of Governor William H. H. Ross (elected 1850), and home to Governors Nathaniel Mitchell (elected 1804), William B. Cooper (elected 1840), Joshua H. Marvil (elected 1894), and Elbert N. Carvel (elected 1948 and 1960). The town's central district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. (Marker Number S-84.)
 
Location. 38° 33.064′ N, 75° 34.191′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Central Avenue (Alternate U.S. 13) 0.1 miles south of 8th Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel DE 19956, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hope Lodge No. 4 (approx. mile away); Christ United Methodist Church (approx. mile away); Centenary United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Wading Place (approx. half a mile away); Old Christ Church
Laurel Marker seen along Central Avenue (US 13A) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
2. Laurel Marker seen along Central Avenue (US 13A)
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Nathaniel Mitchell (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Nathaniel Mitchell (approx. 1.9 miles away); St. Paul's United Methodist Church (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Laurel.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
A Laurel Home image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 8, 2007
3. A Laurel Home
One of many homes in the historic district of Laurel
Laurel Train Depot image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 8, 2007
4. Laurel Train Depot
Laurel School image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 8, 2007
5. Laurel School
The Laurel marker is located in front of the Laurel School building, which now houses the Laurel Intermediate and Laurel Middle schools.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,820 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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