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

Lewes

 
 
Lewes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 14, 2009
1. Lewes Marker
Inscription.  The Dutch in 1673 established a court in Hoorn Kil for the inhabitants “on the east and west sides of Cape Henlopen unto Bomties (Bombay) Hook.” Governor Andros of New York in 1676 established an English court at Whorekill, the jurisdiction of which was reduced in 1681 by the creation of Kent County. County Seat of Sussex County until 1791.
 
Erected 1959 by Public Archives Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1673.
 
Location. 38° 45.903′ N, 75° 8.947′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Savannah Road (U.S. 9) south of Nassau Commons, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 171 Savannah Rd, Lewes DE 19958, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Lewes (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Lewes
Lewes Marker, with new paint job in 2010 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
2. Lewes Marker, with new paint job in 2010
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Lewes Presbyterian Church (approx. ¾ mile away); World Wars I and II Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Fisher-Martin House (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Lewes (approx. 0.8 miles away); H.M. Brig DeBraak (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Zwaanendael Club (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
 
Also see . . .  Delaware. (Submitted on May 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. New Netherland
 
Lewes Marker, looking north along Savannah Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
3. Lewes Marker, looking north along Savannah Road
Lewes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 14, 2009
4. Lewes Marker
Lewes Marker, looking south along Savannah Road (US 9) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
5. Lewes Marker, looking south along Savannah Road (US 9)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,221 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 27, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on May 27, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5. submitted on October 17, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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