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Indian River Hundred

 
 
Indian River Hundred Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
1. Indian River Hundred Marker
Inscription.  So named in 1706. This hundred together with Lewes and Rehoboth, Broadkill, and Cedar Creek Hundreds, formed what the early settlers called “Old Sussex.”
 
Erected by Historic Marker Commission 1932. (Marker Number SC-54.)
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1706.
 
Location. 38° 35.699′ N, 75° 17.458′ W. Marker is in Millsboro, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on John J. Williams Highway (Delaware Route 24) near Jersey Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millsboro DE 19966, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Richard S. Cordrey (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Askekesky (about 700 feet away); Home of John J. Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Ableman Homestead (approx. ¼ mile
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away); Ball Theatre / Millstone Theatre (approx. ¼ mile away); Grace United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Town of Millsboro (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millsboro.
 
Regarding Indian River Hundred. The name "hundred" is derived from the number one hundred. It may once have referred to an area liable to provide for a hundred men under arms, or containing roughly a hundred homesteads.
Counties in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania were divided into hundreds in the seventeenth century, in imitation of the English system. They survive in Delaware (see List of Delaware Counties and Hundreds), and were used as tax reporting and voting districts until the 1960s, but now serve no administrative role, their only official legal use being in real-estate title descriptions
 
Indian River Hundred Marker, looking south along John J. Williams Highway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
2. Indian River Hundred Marker, looking south along John J. Williams Highway
Indian River Hundred Marker at the Jersey Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
3. Indian River Hundred Marker at the Jersey Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2024. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 741 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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