Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dagsboro, Delaware
Dagsboro is in Sussex County
Sussex County(365) ► Kent County(221) ► Caroline County, Maryland(59) ► Dorchester County, Maryland(106) ► Wicomico County, Maryland(94) ► Worcester County, Maryland(82) ► Cape May County, New Jersey(108) ►
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Prior to 1775 this hundred was claimed as part of
Worchester County, Maryland being named for Lord
Baltimore. After boundary line between Maryland
and Delaware was confirmed, Baltimore Hundred became
part of Sussex County, Delaware. — — Map (db m37404) HM
Settled at the site of a gristmill on Pepper Creek,
this village was originally known as Blackfoot
Town. The present name of the community is
derived from that of John Dagsworthy. A New
Jersey native who moved to this area in the
mid- 18th . . . — — Map (db m37239) HM
For many years local Methodists were forced to
travel a considerable distance to attend services.
In 1873, Houston’s School House was established
as a preaching place within the local circuit.
The success of this effort stimulated interest
. . . — — Map (db m61105) HM
Before the settlement of the boundary dispute between Delaware and Maryland, this area was considered to lie in Maryland. On July 5, 1755, responding to the request of members of the Church of England residing in the upper portion of Worcester . . . — — Map (db m39556) HM
The Rev. Edward Dingle of England settled at Dagsboro, Del. Nov. 11, 1753, also built St. Martin's Church, Worcester Co. MD. 1756 completed 1759. He died 1763 and was buried with his wife under St. Martins pulpit as was the English custom. — — Map (db m190339) HM