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

Women's Suffrage in Delaware

 
 
Women's Suffrage in Delaware Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, January 14, 2022
1. Women's Suffrage in Delaware Marker
Inscription.  On March 16, 1920, Sussex County's members of the Delaware General Assembly held a conference in Georgetown to hear opinions for and against women's suffrage. Suffragists and anti-suffragists organized similar gatherings throughout the state that spring. Governor Townsend called the state legislature into a special session on March 22 to address the ratification of the 19th Amendment and other issues. The Senate ratified the amendment, but in a victory for anti-suffragists, the House adjourned on June 2 without passing it. Women earned the right to vote after Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920
 
Erected 2020 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-284.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsGovernment & PoliticsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives, and the Women's Suffrage series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 16, 1920.
 
Location. 38° 41.422′ N, 75° 23.12′ W. Marker is in Georgetown
Women's Suffrage in Delaware Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, January 14, 2022
2. Women's Suffrage in Delaware Marker
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, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on East Market Street (U.S. 9) just east of The Circle (U.S. 9), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 The Cir, Georgetown DE 19947, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Relocation of the County Seat (a few steps from this marker); Sussex County Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); “Pettijohn’s Old Field” (within shouting distance of this marker); Sussex County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); W.W.I (within shouting distance of this marker); Return Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Sussex County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Chad E. Spicer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Jun. 30, 2022