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

City of Rehoboth Beach

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, October 16, 2011
1. City of Rehoboth Beach Marker
Inscription.  On January 27, 1873, the “Rehoboth Beach Camp meeting Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church” was incorporated by the Delaware legislature for the purpose of establishing “a permanent camp meeting ground and Christian sea-side resort.” With coming of the railroad in 1878, the growth of the community was accelerated. On March 19, 1891, an act was passed incorporating the municipality as Cape Henlopen City. The name was formally changed to Rehoboth in 1893. Since its founding the City of Rehoboth Beach has continued to be one of the most popular resorts on the Atlantic coast, attracting thousands of visitors each year.
 
Erected by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number S-90.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionParks & Recreational AreasRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 42.998′ N, 75° 4.569′ W. Marker is in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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By Mike Stroud, October 10, 2010
2. City of Rehoboth Beach Marker
, in Sussex County. Marker is on Rehoboth Avenue, (local road 15) (Delaware Route 1A) near Boardwalk at Atlantic Ocean, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rehoboth Beach DE 19971, 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); Funland (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Giovanni Da Verrazzano (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Village Improvement Association (approx. 0.3 miles away); Children's Fishing Pier (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rehoboth Beach.
 
City of Rehoboth Beach Marker, at the boardwalk at Rehoboth Ave. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 10, 2010
3. City of Rehoboth Beach Marker, at the boardwalk at Rehoboth Ave.
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By Mike Stroud, October 10, 2010
4. City of Rehoboth Beach Marker
City of Rehoboth Beach October beach day image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 10, 2010
5. City of Rehoboth Beach October beach day
City of Rehoboth Beach Marker, looking north along the Atlantic Coast image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 10, 2010
6. City of Rehoboth Beach Marker, looking north along the Atlantic Coast
City of Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk view image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 10, 2010
7. City of Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk view
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By Mike Stroud, October 10, 2010
8. City of Rehoboth Beach
City of Rehoboth Beach Ocean Facts image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2010
9. City of Rehoboth Beach Ocean Facts
How deep is the ocean near Rehoboth Beach ? About 400 yards from shore, the water is about 30 feet deep. The ocean is 50 feet deep approximately 4.5 miles offshore, and you'd have to travel about 29 miles from Rehoboth's shoreline to reach water depths of 100 feet.
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By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2010
10. City of Rehoboth Beach Ocean Facts
In 2002, the horseshoe crab was named the official marine animal of the state of Delaware. The world's largest population of horseshoe crabs is found in the Delaware Bay.
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By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2010
11. City of Rehoboth Beach Ocean Facts
As waves break along the shoreline at an angle, longshore currents are setup, transporting water and sand along the coast. These currents are continuosly changing the shape of Delaware's coastline; the sand you're standing on in Rehoboth will move north to Cape Henlopen beaches over the next few years.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 693 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   9, 10, 11. submitted on October 17, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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