Selbyville in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Home of John G. Townsend, Jr.
Erected 2002 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-154.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Selbyville DE 19975, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salem United Methodist Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); John McCabe (approx. half a mile away); Frankford United Methodist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Sound Methodist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); St. Martin's Church (approx. 4.7 miles away in Maryland); Antioch Camp Meeting (approx. 5.1 miles away); Prince George's Chapel (approx. 6.2 miles away); Dagsboro (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selbyville.
Also see . . . John Gillis Townsend, Jr, Wikipedia entry. To better manage his business he set up his own bank, the Baltimore Trust Company, at the time the second largest bank in the state. Moving into poultry, corn and soybeans, by the time of his death, Townsend, Inc. grew into one of the largest, most diversified agricultural businesses in Delaware. He continued his businesses after entering politics and returned to their management when he was not in office. (Submitted on October 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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