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Milford in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Milford

 
 
Milford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 9, 2010
1. Milford Marker
Inscription.  Town laid out by Joseph Oliver 1787. Village was located on tract then called “Saw-Mill Range.” Named Milford from fording place near mill-dam erected by Rev. Sydenham Thorne across Mispillion Creek, 1787. First incorporated 1807. Old town in Kent County, new town in Sussex County. Home of Governors Tharp Causey, Burton and Watson.
 
Erected 1966 by Public Archives Commission. (Marker Number K 29.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 54.791′ N, 75° 26.114′ W. Marker is in Milford, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on N Front Street (Delaware Route 14) near Maple Street, on the right when traveling west. Located at the driveway to Thorpe Mansion. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milford DE 19963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Parson Thorne Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Mispillion River Greenway Historical Sites (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Temple Lodge No. 9 A.F. & A.M.
Milford Marker, seen at driveway to Thorpe Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 9, 2010
2. Milford Marker, seen at driveway to Thorpe Mansion
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Oliver (approx. ¼ mile away); Christ Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Vaules-Grier Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Towers (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
 
Also see . . .  Milford, Delaware. a city in Kent and Sussex counties (Submitted on October 12, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Milford Marker, seen along State Route 14, looking west image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 9, 2010
3. Milford Marker, seen along State Route 14, looking west
Milford Marker, looking east along State Road 14 (N Front Street) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 9, 2010
4. Milford Marker, looking east along State Road 14 (N Front Street)
Milford Armory image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 9, 2010
5. Milford Armory
4.7 inch Gun on display
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 709 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 12, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on October 17, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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