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

Town of Millsboro

 
 
Town of Millsboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
1. Town of Millsboro Marker
Inscription. For countless centuries, this was an important meeting place for the Native American residents of the Delmarva Peninsula. In 1792, the state legislature authorized the construction of a mill dam “across the head of the waters of Indian River near a place called Rock Hole” known as “the Indian Landing.” A village was soon established around the mill. The portion of the community on the south side of the river was called Washington. First known as Rock Hole Mills, the settlement on the north side was formally renamed “Millsborough” in 1809. By the 1840s the entire town was known by its present name. The expansion of the community was fueled by a wide variety of agricultural and manufacturing activities. With the coming of the railroad in 1874, a new era of economic prosperity began. The town was first incorporated by the Delaware General Assembly in 1893. Today, the Town of Millsboro continues to be a beacon for progress and growth.
 
Erected 2006 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-201.)
 
Location. 38° 35.184′ N, 75° 17.47′ W. Marker is in Millsboro, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Wilson Highway (County
Town of Millsboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
2. Town of Millsboro Marker
Route 339B) near Mitchell Street (County Route 83), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the wall at Millsboro Civic Center front door. Marker is at or near this postal address: 322 Wilson Highway, Millsboro DE 19966, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grace United Methodist Church (approx. mile away); The Ableman Homestead (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of John J. Williams (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Indian River Hundred (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Godwin's School - District #190 (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hickory Hill Methodist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millsboro.
 
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Town of Millsboro Marker at the Chamber of Commerce / Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
3. Town of Millsboro Marker at the Chamber of Commerce / Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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