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

Georgetown

 
 
Georgetown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 18, 2011
1. Georgetown Marker
Inscription. Site of town purchased May 9, 1791 from Abraham Harris, Rowland Bevins,and Joshua Pepper, and laid out for county-seat of Sussex County in accordance with Act of General Assembly of January 29, 1791. Named Georgetown in honor of George Mitchell, for several sessions Speaker of State Senate and prominent member of commission appointed to lay out the town. Home of Governor Charles C. Stockley.
 
Erected 1933 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number SC-46.)
 
Location. 38° 41.856′ N, 75° 22.407′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on East market Street (State Route 404) (U.S. 9), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown DE 19947, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grace United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Prospect A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Academy / Masonic Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Georgetown Train Station (approx. mile away); Wesley United Methodist
Georgetown Marker on East Market Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 18, 2011
2. Georgetown Marker on East Market Street
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Joseph T. Adams House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sussex County World War II Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Regarding Georgetown. According to 2010 census figures, the population of the town is 6,422, an increase of 38.3% over the previous decade
 
Also see . . .  Town of Georgetown: Town History. Shortly after the boundary dispute between the heirs of William Penn and Lord Baltimore was settled in 1775, and.... (Submitted on November 2, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Georgetown Marker, looking west along East Market Street (State Route 404 / US 9) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 18, 2011
3. Georgetown Marker, looking west along East Market Street (State Route 404 / US 9)
Georgetown Town Clock image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
4. Georgetown Town Clock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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