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

Seaford High School

 
 
Seaford High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
1. Seaford High School Marker
Inscription.  Seaford High School opened on September 3, 1929 and replaced an older structure that was destroyed by fire on April 1, 1928. Philanthropist P.S. du Pont funded construction of the new state-of-the-art facility at a cost of $300,000. At first, the school educated white students in grades 1-12, including many from rural communities who previously attended one-room schools. As Seaford grew, the district added separate elementary and junior high schools in the 1950s. This structure remained the high school and was desegregated in September 1961. After a new Seaford High opened in September 1966, this building became Seaford Middle School.
 
Erected 2019 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-269.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list.
 
Location. 38° 38.866′ N, 75° 36.728′ W. Marker is in Seaford, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on East Stein Highway (Delaware Route 20) just west
Seaford Middle School, formerly Seaford High School image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
2. Seaford Middle School, formerly Seaford High School
of School Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 E Stein Hwy, Seaford DE 19973, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seaford Hundred (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Nanticoke Post No. 6 (approx. ¼ mile away); Killed in Action Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Forty & Eight Boxcar (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. John's United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Luke's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Governor William H. H. Ross (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seaford.
 
Additional keywords. Jim Crow South
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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