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

Ocean View Delaware

Birthplace of the Commercial Broiler Industry

 
 
Ocean View Delaware Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 11, 2010
1. Ocean View Delaware Marker
Inscription.  
In 1923, Cecile Long Steele started a flock of 500 chicks. At 16 weeks, they weighted 2 and ¼ pounds and sold for 62 cents a pound. By 1989, growers produce birds of twice the weight in half the time. Sussex County leads the nation in broiler production, now a multibillion dollar industry.
 
Erected by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-78.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 38° 32.851′ N, 75° 5.283′ W. Marker is in Ocean View, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on West Avenue near Osprey Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ocean View DE 19970, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Evans-West House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tunnell-West House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ocean View Presbyterian Church
Ocean View Delaware Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 11, 2010
2. Ocean View Delaware Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bethany Beach Loop Canal (approx. 1.7 miles away); Addy I (approx. 1.8 miles away); Errett Cottage (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocean View.
 
Also see . . .  Delaware's Growing Poultry Industry. WHYY website article (Submitted on July 9, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Ocean View Delaware Marker, at left, located at the Town Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 11, 2010
3. Ocean View Delaware Marker, at left, located at the Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 970 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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May. 27, 2022