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Broadkiln Hundred

 
 
Broadkiln Hundred Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 9, 2010
1. Broadkiln Hundred Marker
Inscription.  Originally known as Broadkill Hundred, after creek of that name, kill being Dutch work for creek. Name changed by General Assembly 1833 when Georgetown Hundred was set off. In 1835 Act was repealed, and Broadkiln Hundred embraced same territory as before 1833. Georgetown Hundred again set off in 1861.
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Marker Commission. (Marker Number S-29.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 38° 45.614′ N, 75° 12.147′ W. Marker is in Nassau, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Coastal Highway (Delaware Route 1), on the left when traveling south. Located east side of highway, just south of Red Mill Pond. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewes DE 19958, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A History of the Junction & Breakwater Railroad (approx. one mile away); Nassau Station (approx. one mile away); Cool Spring Station
Broadkiln Hundred Marker, looking south along State Road 1, Coastal Highway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 9, 2010
2. Broadkiln Hundred Marker, looking south along State Road 1, Coastal Highway
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(approx. one mile away); a different marker also named A History of the Junction & Breakwater Railroad (approx. one mile away); White's Chapel United Methodist Church (approx. 1½ miles away); In Honor of Ted Freeman (approx. 2.1 miles away); Israel United Methodist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Coursey-Daisey Nanticoke Indian Burial Ground (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Broadkiln Hundred. Broadkill Hundred is a hundred in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Broadkill Hundred was formed in 1696 as one of the original Delaware Hundreds. Its primary community is Milton.
(Wikipedia)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Hundreds
The counties of Delaware were originally divided into
Hundreds based on the English use of dividing up counties.
On October 25, 1682, William Penn directed that Delaware
be divided into hundreds for the purposes of taxation.
A "hundred" is an old English Saxon land division which
is smaller than a county or shire and larger than a
tithing. It comprised ten tithings of ten freeholder
families each or one hundred families. The hundreds of
Delaware originally
Broadkiln Hundred Marker, looking along Coastal Highway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 9, 2010
3. Broadkiln Hundred Marker, looking along Coastal Highway
served as judicial or legislative
districts, but now they remain only as a basis for
property tax assessment.
    — Submitted October 14, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 720 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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Aug. 16, 2022