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

Old Court House

 
 
Old Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
1. Old Court House Marker
Inscription. In 1680, Governor Andros authorized the erection of a court house of logs to cost 5000 pounds of tobacco. Near this wall was the second building used from 1740 to 1791, when the county seat was moved to Georgetown. The church rented building as a tavern from 1797 to 1833, when it was razed and the ground included in the churchyard.
 
Erected 1933 by Historic Markers Commission.
 
Location. 38° 46.541′ N, 75° 8.439′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located between Market and Mulberry Streets, on the wall of the St. Peters Episcopal Church cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Lewes DE 19958, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Peter's Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); John Penrose Virden (within shouting distance of this marker); Ryves Holt House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewes (within shouting distance of this marker); The New Devon Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Dodds Corner
Old Court House Marker on the wall to St. Peters Episcopal Church and cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
2. Old Court House Marker on the wall to St. Peters Episcopal Church and cemetery
(within shouting distance of this marker); Old Bethel Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Old Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
3. Old Court House Marker
Old Court House Marker along 2nd Street, looking southeast image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
4. Old Court House Marker along 2nd Street, looking southeast
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 29, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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