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

Milford

 
 
Milford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
1. Milford Marker
Inscription. Town laid out by Joseph Oliver 1787. Village was located on tract then called “Saw-Mill Range.” Named Milford from fording place near mill-dam erected by Rev. Sydenham Thorne across Mispillion Creek, 1787. First incorporated 1807. Old town in Kent County, new town in Sussex County. Home of Governors Rogers,Tharp Causey, Burton and Watson.
 
Erected 1966 by Public Archives Commission. (Marker Number KC 28.)
 
Location. 38° 55.539′ N, 75° 25.736′ W. Marker is in Milford, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on N Walnut Street (County Route 20), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located near NE 9th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Milford DE 19963, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Milford's First Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Joseph Oliver (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Towers (approx. 0.8 miles away); Parson Thorne Mansion
Milford Marker, along N Walnut Street, looking south image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 9, 2010
2. Milford Marker, along N Walnut Street, looking south
(approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Milford (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mispillion River Greenway Historical Sites (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
 
Also see . . .  Milford, Delaware. a city in Kent and Sussex counties in the U.S. state of Delaware. (Submitted on October 15, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Milford Marker, looking north along N Walnut Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 9, 2010
3. Milford Marker, looking north along N Walnut Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 572 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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