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

Town of Delmar

 
 
Town of Delmar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, November 3, 2007
1. Town of Delmar Marker
Inscription.  The town of Delmar was established soon after the Delaware Railroad reached this area in 1859. Although fire devastated Delmar in 1892 and 1901, the town continued to build and grow. Incorporated on March 9, 1899, Delmar became known as the "strawberry capital of the nation" in the early twentieth century due to the abundance of strawberries grown and shipped by farmers in the area. Located on the Mason-Dixon Line, Delmar took its' name from the combination of the first three letters of both Delaware and Maryland. Because of Delmar's unique geographic situation, the town adopted the motto of "The Little Town Too Big To Be In One State."
 
Erected 1995 by Delaware State Archives. (Marker Number SC-103.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 38° 27.364′ N, 75° 34.277′ W. Marker is in Delmar, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection
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of State Street (Delaware Route 54) and 6th Street, on the right when traveling west on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delmar DE 19940, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); American Legion Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Stephen's United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Highball Signal (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); Transpeninsular Line Between Maryland and Three Lower Counties of Pennsylvania (Now Delaware) (approx. 0.7 miles away in Maryland); Delaware International Speedway (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delmar.
 
More about this marker. Note that the word "its'" (with an apostrophe, which should have been omitted, at its end) is part of the inscription.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,634 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on March 8, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photo   1. submitted on November 30, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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