Millsboro in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Ableman Homestead
An inn, one of several built in Delaware towns during this period, was established on this corner at the end of the 18th century and remained open until the end of the 19th century. This site was purchased by Abel Ableman and occupied from 1902 until 1987, and the old inn was used as the family home for the family of Abel and Fannie Ableman including sons Benjamin, Maurice, Louie and Meyer, and daughters Pearl Greenberg and Minnie Goldstrum.
A contribution towards the purchase of this facility by the town of Millsboro was provided in 1992 in loving memory of the Ableman family by Abel Ableman's youngest son, Meyer, a resident of Millsboro since his birth.
Erected by Millsboro Delaware.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 38° 35.493′ N, 75° 17.488′ W. Marker is in Millsboro, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Main Street (Delaware Route 24/30) near West State Street (County Route 326), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millsboro DE 19966, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of John J. Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grace United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Indian River Hundred (approx. ¼ mile away); Town of Millsboro (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Godwin's School - District #190 (approx. 3 miles away); Hickory Hill Methodist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millsboro.
Regarding The Ableman Homestead. Today, a city public parking lot is at this corner site
Also see . . . Congregation Beth Emeth , From Sussex to Beth Emeth: Sermon - S. Bernard Ableman. - Friday, 31 July 2009 ... Grandfather, Abel Ableman, arrived in Philadelphiain 1879 as a young man. Within a month or two he had acquired a horse and wagon and was traveling through Delaware and Marylandas a peddler - selling spectacles. ... (Submitted on October 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 628 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.