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

Dagsboro

 
 
Dagsboro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
1. Dagsboro Marker
Inscription.  
Settled at the site of a gristmill on Pepper Creek, this village was originally known as Blackfoot Town. The present name of the community is derived from that of John Dagsworthy. A New Jersey native who moved to this area in the mid- 18th century, he was awarded a conciderable portion of the Great Cypress Swamp by Maryland officials for his service in the French and Indian War. He became one of the largest landowners on the Delmarva Peninsula and achieved considerable success through the export of timber products. The surrounding hundred, or geographic subdivision in which this community lies, was named in his honor following the settlement of the boundry dispute between Maryland and Delaware in 1774. Dagsworthy was a member of the Sussex County Committee of Saftey during the American Revolution, and a Brigadier General in the Delaware Militia. A member of Prince George's Chapel, he was buried there at his death in 1784. This was the birthplace of John Middleton Clayton (1796-1856), a United States Senator and Secretary of State under President Zachary Taylor. The town of Dagsboro was formally incorporated
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in 1899.
 
Erected 2008 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-59.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
 
Location. 38° 32.859′ N, 75° 14.652′ W. Marker is in Dagsboro, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Main Street, (Delaware Route 26), (Delaware Route 20) near Canal Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dagsboro DE 19939, 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. World Wars I and II Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rev. Edward Dingle of England (approx. ¼ mile away); Prince George's Chapel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Prince George's Chapel (approx. 0.3 miles away); POW ★ MIA (approx. 0.9 miles away); Antioch Camp Meeting (approx. 1.2 miles away); Frankford United Methodist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dagsboro.
 
Also see . . .
Dagsboro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
2. Dagsboro Marker

1. General John Dagworthy: George Washington's Forgotten American Rival. The Journal of the American Revolution website entry (Submitted on July 13, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. John Middleton Clayton. Wikipedia biography:
...he proposed the Kansas-Nebraska Act ... (Submitted on October 25, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Dagsboro Marker as seen looking north along Main Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
3. Dagsboro Marker as seen looking north along Main Street
Dagsboro Marker, seen looking back south along Main Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
4. Dagsboro Marker, seen looking back south along Main Street
Dagsboro Tribute, nearby image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
5. Dagsboro Tribute, nearby
"In Memory of Those Who Served In World Wars I and II"
John Middleton Clayton image. Click for full size.
Mathew Brady. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
6. John Middleton Clayton
Secretary of State under President Zachary Taylor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,622 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 25, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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