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Godwin's School - District #190

 
 
Godwin's School - District #190 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
1. Godwin's School - District #190 Marker
Inscription. On March 10, 1896, the State Board of Education approved a resolution recommending the creation of a new school district to serve the needs of local residents. The recommendation was forwarded to the Sussex County Levy Court with a petition from fifteen property owners stating that the neighborhood possessed more than the 35 “scholars” required to consider their request. The creation of District #190 was formally approved the following June.
A subscription was circulated to raise funds to construct a school here on land provided by local storeowner Jacob Reese Godwin. The new school was named in his honor. Classes were held here until 1936, when the district was consolidated with Millsboro School #23.
 
Erected 1999 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC- 129.)
 
Location. 38° 36.041′ N, 75° 20.796′ W. Marker is in Millsboro, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Hardscrabble Road (Delaware Route 20) near Godwin School Road (County Road 410), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millsboro DE 19966, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethesda Methodist Church
Godwin's School - District #190 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
2. Godwin's School - District #190 and Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 3 miles away); Home of John J. Williams (approx. 3 miles away); Indian River Hundred (approx. 3 miles away); The Ableman Homestead (approx. 3 miles away); Carey's Camp (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Carey's Camp (approx. 3.1 miles away); Grace United Methodist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Millsboro.
 
Categories. Education
 
Godwin's School - District #190 seen from Godwin School Road, State Rt 20 in background image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
3. Godwin's School - District #190 seen from Godwin School Road, State Rt 20 in background
Godwin's School - District #190 with Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
4. Godwin's School - District #190 with Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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