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Bowers in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Town of Bowers

 
 
Town of Bowers Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Janis LaRochelle, circa October 20, 2016
1. Town of Bowers Historical Marker
Inscription. The Town of Bowers, Incorporated March 9, 1907, was established as an early settlement along the Delaware Bay. Named Whitwell’s Delight in 1675, the town was renamed Bowers in 1734. Bowers is nestled between the mouths of the St. Jones and Murderkill Rivers and the Delaware Bay. This location allowed settlers to create a maritime community that supported industry and tourism as early as the 18th century. The town is the first sandy beach encountered by visitors from the north. This made Bowers a stop for the Steamboat Frederica, which brought tourists from Philadelphia to enjoy the beach while the boat loaded cargo including oysters, a major export at the time. Delaware Public Archives – 2016 KC-121
 
Erected 2016 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-121.)
 
Location. 39° 3.49′ N, 75° 24.211′ W. Marker is in Bowers, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frederica DE 19946, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kitts Hummock (approx. 3.1 miles away); St. Jones Neck (approx. 3.7 miles away); Barratt's Chapel (approx. 3.8 miles away); The St. Jones River: Why the Mansion Faces South (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Barratt's Chapel (approx. 3.8 miles away); Home of John Dickinson (approx. 4.1 miles away); Warner Mifflin (approx. 4.2 miles away); Murderkill/Motherkiln Friends Meeting (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Bowers Beach
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2016, by Janis LaRochelle of Frederica, Delaware. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 38 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 9, 2016, by Janis LaRochelle of Frederica, Delaware. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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