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

Old Courthouse

 
 
Old Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
1. Old Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1791 at the direction of the State Legislature, this structure served as the seat of Sussex County government until 1837, when it was sold and moved to this location to make way for the construction of the present County Courthouse. It was later used as a private residence, and also served as a printing shop. On September 20, 1962, the building and lot were conveyed to the State of Delaware. A major renovation project was undertaken in 1974 with funding provided by the State and the National Park Service. The building was dedicated on Return Day in 1976, in honor of the nationís bicentennial.
 
Location. 38° 41.367′ N, 75° 23.114′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on South Bedford Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 South Bedford Street, Georgetown DE 19947, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sussex County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Return Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown Fire Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Sussex County World War II Memorial
Old Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
2. Old Courthouse
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Brick Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph T. Adams House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sussex County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Relocation of the County Seat (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Old Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 8, 2013
3. Old Courthouse
Old Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
4. Old Courthouse and Marker
Old Courthouse Marker, looking north along South Bedford Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
5. Old Courthouse Marker, looking north along South Bedford Street
Old Courthouse Marker, looking south on South Bedford Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
6. Old Courthouse Marker, looking south on South Bedford Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on October 16, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5, 6. submitted on October 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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