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

Pilot Town

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
1. Pilot Town Marker
Inscription.  Pilot Town is the section of the Hamlet of Concord where many free black families have lived in harmony with the white families since around 1765. It was so named for the many Negro pilots who lived in the area and piloted vessels down the Nanticoke River to Chesapeake Bay. Two of the best known were Cann Laws and George Laws. (Marker Number SC-66.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansColonial EraWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1765.
 
Location. 38° 38.473′ N, 75° 33.684′ W. Marker is in Seaford, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Church Road just from Henry Road. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Concord United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier (approx. 1˝ miles away); "Commanders Row" (approx. 1˝ miles away); Macedonia A.M.E. Church (approx. 1˝ miles away); Seaford
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By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
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(approx. 1.8 miles away); Armed Forces Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); Seaford Hundred (approx. 2.6 miles away); Governor William H. H. Ross (approx. 2.6 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 685 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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