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

Seaford

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
1. Seaford Marker
Inscription.  Town laid out, 1799. Then called “Hooper’s Landing.” First incorporated 1865. Seaford Academy located here from 1819 until some time before Civil War. Rev. Leonidas Polk, later Episcopal Bishop and Major General in Confederate Army was student at Academy. Home of William H. Ross, thirty-seventh Governor of Delaware.
 
Erected 1966 by Public Archives Commission. (Marker Number S-5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list.
 
Location. 38° 38.923′ N, 75° 35.62′ W. Marker is in Seaford, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 13 and Middleford Road on U.S. 13. Marker is in Popeye's parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seaford DE 19973, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seaford Hundred (approx. ¾ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nanticoke Post No. 6 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Killed in Action Memorial
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Forty & Eight Boxcar (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. Luke's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Governor William H. H. Ross (approx. 0.9 miles away); Macedonia A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seaford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 17 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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Oct. 25, 2020