“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Bridgeville, Delaware

Clickable Map of Sussex County, Delaware and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Sussex County, DE (462) Kent County, DE (258) Caroline County, MD (86) Dorchester County, MD (148) Wicomico County, MD (94) Worcester County, MD (95) Cape May County, NJ (169)  SussexCounty(462) Sussex County (462)  KentCounty(258) Kent County (258)  CarolineCountyMaryland(86) Caroline County (86)  DorchesterCounty(148) Dorchester County (148)  WicomicoCounty(94) Wicomico County (94)  WorcesterCounty(95) Worcester County (95)  CapeMayCountyNew Jersey(169) Cape May County (169)
Georgetown is the county seat for Sussex County
Bridgeville is in Sussex County
      Sussex County (462)  
      Kent County (258)  
      Caroline County, Maryland (86)  
      Dorchester County, Maryland (148)  
      Wicomico County, Maryland (94)  
      Worcester County, Maryland (95)  
      Cape May County, New Jersey (169)  
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1 Delaware, Sussex County, Bridgeville — Bridgeville, Delaware
Settled in 1684 by Christopher Nutter Through a land grant from Charles Calvert, The third Lord Baron of Baltimore Originally referred to as "Attawattacoquin" Later known as "Bridge Branch" until January 3, 1871, . . . Map (db m50178) HM
2 Delaware, Sussex County, Bridgeville — SC-209 — Chaplain's Chapel United Methodist Church
Methodism came to this area in the late 18th century when pioneering circuit riders such as Francis Asbury visited local residents to spread the message of their faith. The origin of this congregation can be traced to 1859, when the members of two . . . Map (db m38655) HM
3 Delaware, Sussex County, Bridgeville — SC-200 — Edward Redfield
Landscape painter Edward Willis Redfield was born near Bridgeville, Delaware on December 19, 1869. After studying in Philadelphia and Paris he moved to Buck’s County, Pennsylvania, where he became leader of a colony of artists called the New Hope . . . Map (db m38654) HM
4 Delaware, Sussex County, Bridgeville — SC-279 — Elizabeth Smith-Cornish
Elizabeth Smith-Cornish (1937-2018) was a mother, educator, health professional, and community activist who advocated for safe and affordable housing for farm workers in the Bridgeville area. In the 1980s and 1990s, she surveyed households, met with . . . Map (db m193786) HM
5 Delaware, Sussex County, Bridgeville — SC-268 — Jack Lewis
John I. "Jack" Lewis (1912-2012) moved to Delaware in 1936 as an artist with the Civilian Conservation Corps tasked with documenting activities at CCC camps in the state. After serving in the Pacific with the U.S. Army during World War II, he . . . Map (db m150089) HM
6 Delaware, Sussex County, Bridgeville — Old Bridgeville Firehouse102 Williams Street
Old Bridgeville Firehouse has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior [Additional plaque:] Old Bridgeville Fire House Built - 1911 . . . Map (db m150083) HM
7 Delaware, Sussex County, Bridgeville — SC-179 — Phillis Wheatley School
The inadequate condition of schools throughout the nation resulted in a major effort to reform public education following World War I. Delaware was at the forefront of this movement. With the assistance of the Delaware Auxiliary Association and its . . . Map (db m193781) HM
8 Delaware, Sussex County, Bridgeville — S. 50 — Seaford Hundred
Detached from Northwest Fork Hundred by Act of General Assembly, 1869. Northwest Fork Hundred, originally claimed by Maryland, then embraced all territory west of Northwest Fork. Delaware obtained undisputed title in 1775, upon . . . Map (db m48997) HM
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9 Delaware, Sussex County, Bridgeville — SC-132 — Site of Jacobs School #143
In 1863 the Sussex County Levy Court formally approved the creation of a new school district to serve the needs of local citizens. A frame schoolhouse was constructed on this site on land provided by Thomas Jacobs. Measuring twenty feet in width and . . . Map (db m4537) HM
10 Delaware, Sussex County, Bridgeville — Sudler House Reported permanently removed
Erected about 1750, with additions during the Federal period. Land was granted to Cacilus Stevens in 1658. Francis Asbury preached here. William Jessop, an early occupant, was a pioneer Methodist missionary in Canada. From 1833 to 1971 the Sudler . . . Map (db m193774) HM
11 Delaware, Sussex County, Bridgeville — SC-71 — Sudler HouseAttawattacoquin
A patent for 1200 acres called Attawattacoquin, upon which the house and outbuildings stand, was granted in 1684 by Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, 2nd Proprietor and 6th and 9th Proprietary Governor of Maryland, to Christopher Nutter, a . . . Map (db m193782) HM
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Dec. 5, 2023