Near Dagsboro in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number S-23.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Prince George's Chapel (approx. 2 miles away); Rev. Edward Dingle of England (approx. 2 miles away); Dagsboro (approx. 2.3 miles away); Blackwater Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Antioch Camp Meeting (approx. 2½ miles away); Rosedale Beach Hotel and Resort (approx. 2.7 miles away); St. George's 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.
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