“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Milford in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Milford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
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 1933 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number SC 26.)
Location. 38° 54.697′ N, 75° 25.698′ W. Marker is in Milford, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Walnut Street and SE 2nd Street on S. Walnut Street. Touch for map. 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. Major General Alfred T.A. Torbert (within shouting distance of this marker); Vale-Williams Memorial City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Towers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mispillion River Greenway Historical Sites (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Milford's First Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joseph Oliver (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Parson Thorne Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 21 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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