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

Milford

 
 
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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.
 
Erected 1933 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number SC 26.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 54.697′ N, 75° 25.698′ W. Marker is in Milford, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of South Walnut Street and SE 2nd Street on South Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 South Walnut Street, Milford DE 19963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General Alfred T.A. Torbert (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Major General Alfred T.A. Torbert (within shouting distance of this marker); Causey House
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Vale-Williams Memorial City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Railroad Depot, Junction & Breakwater Line (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pea Crop, Waiting Their Turn (about 600 feet away); Launching George May Sailing Ship, 1900 (about 600 feet away); Old Red Mill & L.D. Caulk Mfg. Plant (about 600 feet 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 470 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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