Nassau in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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. White's Chapel United Methodist Church (approx. 1˝ miles away); Israel United Methodist Church (approx. 2.1 miles The Coursey-Daisey Nanticoke Indian Burial Ground (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cool Spring Presbyterian Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Tapping the Power of Wind Energy in Coastal Delaware (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lewes (approx. 2.8 miles away); University of Delaware (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Lewes (approx. 2.9 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.
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
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 633 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.