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

Sussex County Courthouse

 
 
Sussex County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maggie Lora, June 24, 2006
1. Sussex County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. In 1835 a lottery was authorized to raise funds to replace the frame structure which had served as Courthouse since 1791. Construction of the new building began in 1837 following the sale and relocation of the original Courthouse to its present site on South Bedford Street. The Brick Hotel across the square was designated as the temporary seat of justice. Completed in 1839, the new Courthouse was designed by nationally known architect William Strickland, and constructed by Layton & Sipple. A major renovation and expansion project was completed in 1969. (Marker Number SC-87.)
 
Location. 38° 41.395′ N, 75° 23.163′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of The Circle (U.S. 9) and Bedford and Market Streets, on the left on The Circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown DE 19947, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Brick Hotel ( within shouting distance of this marker); Return Day ( within shouting distance of this marker); Sussex County Vietnam Veterans Memorial ( within shouting distance of this marker); “Pettijohn’s Old Field”
Sussex County Courthouse Marker with 2011 paint scheme image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 18, 2011
2. Sussex County Courthouse Marker with 2011 paint scheme
( within shouting distance of this marker); Relocation of the County Seat ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Sussex County Courthouse with Marker, at far right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 18, 2011
3. Sussex County Courthouse with Marker, at far right
Sussex County Courthouse 1771 Stocks, nearby lawn image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 18, 2011
4. Sussex County Courthouse 1771 Stocks, nearby lawn
Sussex County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
5. Sussex County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2006, by Maggie Lora of Kensington, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,786 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 1, 2006, by Maggie Lora of Kensington, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on October 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on December 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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