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

Town of Millsboro

 
 
Town of Millsboro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
1. Town of Millsboro Marker
Inscription.  For countless centuries, this was an important meeting place for the Native American residents of the Delmarva Peninsula. In 1792, the state legislature authorized the construction of a mill dam “across the head of the waters of Indian River near a place called Rock Hole” known as “the Indian Landing.” A village was soon established around the mill. The portion of the community on the south side of the river was called Washington. First known as Rock Hole Mills, the settlement on the north side was formally renamed “Millsborough” in 1809. By the 1840s the entire town was known by its present name. The expansion of the community was fueled by a wide variety of agricultural and manufacturing activities. With the coming of the railroad in 1874, a new era of economic prosperity began. The town was first incorporated by the Delaware General Assembly in 1893. Today, the Town of Millsboro continues to be a beacon for progress and growth.
 
Erected 2006 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-201.)
 
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This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1792.
 
Location. 38° 35.184′ N, 75° 17.47′ W. Marker is in Millsboro, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Wilson Highway (County Route 339B) near Mitchell Street (County Route 83), on the right when traveling north. Located on the wall at Millsboro Civic Center front door. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 322 Wilson Highway, 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. Grace United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Ball Theatre / Millstone Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Ableman Homestead (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of John J. Williams (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of Richard S. Cordrey (approx. half a mile away); Askekesky (approx. 0.6 miles away); Indian River Hundred (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millsboro.
 
Town of Millsboro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
2. Town of Millsboro Marker
Town of Millsboro Marker at the Chamber of Commerce / Town Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
3. Town of Millsboro Marker at the Chamber of Commerce / Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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