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

Milford

 
 
Milford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
1. Milford Marker
Inscription.  Town laid out by Joseph Oliver 1787. Village was located on tract then called "Saw-Mill Range". Named Milford from fording place near mill-dam erected by Rev. Sydenham Thorne across Mispillion Creek, 1787. First incorporated 1807. Old town in Kent County, new town in Sussex County. Home of Governors Rogers, Tharp, Causey, Burton, and Watson. (Marker Number SC-14.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 54.001′ N, 75° 26.391′ W. Marker is in Milford, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Shawnee Road (U.S. 113) just from Shawnee Road (Delaware Route 36). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6493 Shawnee Road, Milford DE 19963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Milford's Struggle for Educational Equality (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Vaules-Grier Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Temple Lodge No. 9 A.F. & A.M. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mispillion River Greenway Historical Sites (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different
Milford image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
2. Milford
marker also named Milford (approx. 0.9 miles away); Parson Thorne Mansion (approx. one mile away); Vale-Williams Memorial City Hall (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Milford (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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