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

Governor Ross Mansion

 
 
Governor Ross Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 8, 2007
1. Governor Ross Mansion Marker
Inscription. This residence was constructed by William Henry Harrison Ross. He was born in Laurel in 1814 and died in 1887. He served as Governor of Delaware (D) between 1851-1855. In 1859, Ross constructed this elaborate brick Italian Villa style structure featuring a three-story center entry tower on his 1,395 acre farm. Currently owned by the Seaford Historical Society, the property also includes a period barn, granary, and carriage house. (Marker Number S-77.)
 
Location. 38° 39.466′ N, 75° 37.273′ W. Marker is in Seaford, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Ross Station Road 0.4 miles south of Herring Run Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seaford DE 19973, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Family Home of William H. H. Ross (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Slave Quarter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seaford Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Seaford Hundred (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stein Highway (approx. one mile away); St. John's United Methodist Church
Governor Ross Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 9, 2014
2. Governor Ross Mansion Marker
with dark blue paint
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Nanticoke Post No. 6 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Forty & Eight Boxcar (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seaford.
 
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Ross Mansion image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 8, 2007
3. Ross Mansion
Governor Ross Mansion, seen from Ross Station Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 16, 2012
4. Governor Ross Mansion, seen from Ross Station Road
Mansion Outbuildings image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 8, 2007
5. Mansion Outbuildings
Governor Ross Mansion Marker, looking south along Ross Station Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 16, 2012
6. Governor Ross Mansion Marker, looking south along Ross Station Road
Governor Ross Mansion Gatehouse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 9, 2014
7. Governor Ross Mansion Gatehouse
near the marker
Horse Weathervane<br>on the Italianate Tower image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 9, 2014
8. Horse Weathervane
on the Italianate Tower
Slave Quarter<br>at the Ross Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 9, 2014
9. Slave Quarter
at the Ross Mansion
Outhouse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 9, 2014
10. Outhouse
at the Ross Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,935 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 19, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on February 12, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on January 19, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on October 22, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on January 19, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   6. submitted on October 22, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7, 8, 9. submitted on February 12, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   10. submitted on February 13, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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