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

Seaford Hundred

 
 
Seaford Hundred Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
1. Seaford Hundred Marker
Inscription. Detached from Northwest Fork Hundred by Act of General Assembly, 1869. Northwest Fork Hundred, originally claimed by Maryland, then embraced all territory west of Northwest Fork. Delaware obtained undisputed title in 1775, upon confirmation of Mason and Dixon Line.
 
Erected 1968 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number S. 50.)
 
Location. 38° 42.462′ N, 75° 33.375′ W. Marker is in near Bridgeville, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Georgetown-Bridgeville Road (Delaware Route 404), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located between Sanflippo Road and Oak Road. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgeville DE 19933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Jacobs School #143 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hearn's Pond (approx. 2.8 miles away); Edward Redfield (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bridgeville, Delaware (approx. 3.4 miles away); Chaplain's Chapel United Methodist Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); Sudler House (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cokesbury Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Seaford (approx. 4.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Seaford Hundred. The name "hundred"
Seaford Hundred Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
2. Seaford Hundred Marker
is derived from the number one hundred. It may once have referred to an area liable to provide for a hundred men under arms, or containing roughly a hundred homesteads.
Counties in Delaware,New Jersey and Pennsylvania were divided into hundreds in the seventeenth century, in imitation of the English system. They survive in Delaware (see List of Delaware Counties and Hundreds), and were used as tax reporting and voting districts until the 1960s, but now serve no administrative role, their only official legal use being in real- estate title descriptions
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Seaford Hundred Marker eastbound along Georgetown-Bridgeville Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
3. Seaford Hundred Marker eastbound along Georgetown-Bridgeville Road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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