Near Bridgeville in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1968 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number S. 50.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
Location. 38° 42.462′ N, 75° 33.375′ W. Marker is near Bridgeville, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Georgetown-Bridgeville Road (Delaware Route 404), on the right when traveling east. Located between Sanflippo Road and Oak Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10456 Seashore Hwy, Bridgeville DE 19933, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Jacobs School #143 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hearn's Pond (approx. 2.8 miles away); Elizabeth Smith-Cornish Jack Lewis (approx. 3.2 miles away); Edward Redfield (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bridgeville, Delaware (approx. 3.4 miles away); Old Bridgeville Firehouse (approx. 3.4 miles away); The M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgeville.
Regarding Seaford 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
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.