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

Baltimore Hundred

 
 
Baltimore Hundred Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
1. Baltimore Hundred Marker
Inscription.  Prior to 1775 this hundred was claimed as part of Worchester County, Maryland being named for Lord Baltimore. After boundary line between Maryland and Delaware was confirmed, Baltimore Hundred became part of Sussex County, Delaware.
 
Erected by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number S-23.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list.
 
Location. 38° 33.379′ N, 75° 12.178′ W. Marker is near Dagsboro, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Vines Creek Road (Delaware Route 26), on the left when traveling west. Located south side of road east of bridge (over Vines Creek). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30838 Vines Creek Rd, Dagsboro DE 19939, 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. Prince George's Chapel (approx. 2 miles away); Dagsboro (approx. 2.3 miles away); Blackwater Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Antioch Camp Meeting
Baltimore Hundred Marker, looking west along Vines Creek Road , State Road 26 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
2. Baltimore Hundred Marker, looking west along Vines Creek Road , State Road 26
(approx. 2˝ miles away); St. George's United Methodist Church (approx. 3 miles away); Union Wesley United Methodist Church and Campground (approx. 3.1 miles away); Frankford United Methodist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Harmony United Methodist Church (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dagsboro.
 
Regarding Baltimore Hundred. Hundreds-
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 Delaware originally served as judicial or legislative districts, but now they remain only as a basis for property tax assessment.
 
Baltimore Hundred Marker, looking eastward along Vines Creek Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
3. Baltimore Hundred Marker, looking eastward along Vines Creek Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,200 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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