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Broadkiln Hundred

 
 
Broadkiln Hundred Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 9, 2010
1. Broadkiln Hundred Marker
Inscription. Originally known as Broadkill Hundred, after creek of that name, kill being Dutch work for creek. Name changed by General Assembly 1833 when Georgetown Hundred was set off. In 1835 Act was repealed, and Broadkiln Hundred embraced same territory as before 1833. Georgetown Hundred again set off in 1861.
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Marker Commission. (Marker Number S-29.)
 
Location. 38° 45.614′ N, 75° 12.147′ W. Marker is in Nassau, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Coastal Highway (Delaware Route 1), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located east side of highway, just south of Red Mill Pond. Marker is in this post office area: Lewes DE 19958, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Coursey-Daisey Nanticoke Indian Burial Ground (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lewes (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Lewes (approx. 2.9 miles away); Home of Major Henry Fisher (approx. 3 miles away); The De Vries Monument (approx. 3 miles away); deVries Monument (approx. 3 miles away); Maull House (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Lewes (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Broadkiln Hundred.
Broadkiln Hundred Marker, looking south along State Road 1, Coastal Highway image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 9, 2010
2. Broadkiln Hundred Marker, looking south along State Road 1, Coastal Highway
Broadkill Hundred is a hundred in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Broadkill Hundred was formed in 1696 as one of the original Delaware Hundreds. Its primary community is Milton.
(Wikipedia)
 
Additional comments.
1. Hundreds
The counties of Delaware were originally divided into
Hundreds based on the English use of dividing up counties.
On October 25, 1682, William Penn directed that Delaware
be divided into hundreds for the purposes of taxation.
A "hundred" is an old English Saxon land division which
is smaller than a county or shire and larger than a
tithing. It comprised ten tithings of ten freeholder
families each or one hundred families. The hundreds of
Delaware originally served as judicial or legislative
districts, but now they remain only as a basis for
property tax assessment.
    — Submitted October 14, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Broadkiln Hundred Marker, looking along Coastal Highway image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 9, 2010
3. Broadkiln Hundred Marker, looking along Coastal Highway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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