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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Seaford, Delaware

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Georgetown is the county seat for Sussex County
Seaford is in Sussex County
      Sussex County (490)  
      Kent County (263)  
      Caroline County, Maryland (89)  
      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, Seaford — "Commanders Row"Dedicated in memory of all our Fallen Post Commanders
"When the call to our country was heard, they answered. Self was forgotten in the cause of greater good"Map (db m164966) WM
2 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-123 — Asbury United Methodist Church
On May 16, 1812, land at this location was conveyed by Minos and Sally Tindall to representatives of the local Methodist society “in trust that they shall build or cause to be erected thereon a house or place of worship for the use of the members . . . Map (db m48857) HM
3 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — S-64 — Bethel Church
Francis Asbury established a congregation at home of White Brown in this vicinity in 1778. The original church known as Brown’s Chapel was built 1781, completed 1806 by White Brown, Lemuel Davis, and Jacob Kinder. Early preachers here were . . . Map (db m60595) HM
4 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-70 — Cannon-Maston House
In 1696, James Cannon received a patent for land at this location from the Proprietary government of Maryland. Known as Ickford, the tract became the property of his son Thomas Cannon in 1712. It is believed that he erected the first section . . . Map (db m4541) HM
5 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-65 — Cannon's Ferry Reported permanently removed
Isaac and Betty Cannon began operating a ferry here on Nanticoke River, Feb. 2, 1793. Their sons continued it, built stores and warehouses in the hamlet named for them. The ferry became property of Sussex County following the brothers' death . . . Map (db m4538) HM
6 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — Concord United Methodist Church
On August 24, 1804, the trustees of the Concord Methodist Meeting House purchased this site from Robert Boyce and his wife Nancy. Part of a larger tract known as "New Ireland," the land consisted of approximately three-eighths of an acre on which a . . . Map (db m38663) HM
7 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — Family Home of William H. H. Ross
William Henry Harrison Ross Delaware's 27th and youngest governor from 1851 - 1855 Following his term as governor, Ross began construction of this Italian Villa style house. This was a popular 19th century architectural style. This structure . . . Map (db m71670) HM
8 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-94 — Forty & Eight Boxcar
This car is one of 49 given to the American people by the citizens of France in thanks for aid rendered during and after World War II. Utilized for hauling military cargo during two world wars, they were known for their complement of “forty . . . Map (db m38658) HM
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9 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-233 — Gateway to Freedom: The Tilly Escape
In October 1856, famed Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman organized what is considered by Tubman scholars to be "one of her most complicated and clever escape attempts." Working at the request of a fiancé who had escaped to Canada, Tubman . . . Map (db m138271) HM
10 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — S-77 — Governor Ross Mansion
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 . . . Map (db m4818) HM
11 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-211 — Governor William H. H. Ross
Born on June 2, 1814 in Laurel, Delware, William Henry Harrison Ross was the son of Caleb and Letitia Lofland ross. He was educated in local public schools and later attended Claremont Academy in Pennsylvania. As a young man Ross was employed in a . . . Map (db m168337) HM
12 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — Hardscrabble
The term "Hardscrabble" was created during the 1700s when two men of Irish extraction engaged in a rough fight where Sussex 473 and 446 cross. The skirmish ended in a stalemate, even when the first structured store was built in 1895 by Garrison . . . Map (db m39370) HM
13 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-223 — Hearn's Pond
This body of water was created in 1816, when a grist mill was established on Clear Brook Branch at this location by Nathaniel Ross. Known by various names, most notebly those of two early owners, William Cannon and William Ross, the mill was . . . Map (db m60975) HM
14 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-260 — Hiram Lodge No. 21 A.F&A.M.
Hiram Lodge No. 21 was granted a charter by the Masonic Grand Lodge of Delaware on June 27, 1866 making it the first lodge chartered in Delaware after the Civil War. Members held meetings in the adjacent Odd Fellows Hall until they constructed this . . . Map (db m138272) HM
15 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — Killed in Action Memorial
In honor of those who gave up their life for freedomMap (db m138270) WM
16 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — Ladies' Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. (LASVFD)
This tribute stands to honor our past, present, and future members of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. (LASVFD) On February 18, 1935, fifteen charter members met to establish the Ladies . . . Map (db m138277) HM
17 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-147 — Macedonia A.M.E. Church
The origin of this congregation can be traced to the organization of a local society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church circa 1852. Desiring a permanent place of worship, the group obtained the old Bochim’s Meeting House and moved it to a . . . Map (db m69561) HM
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18 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-126 — Mount Olivet United Methodist Church
On February 9, 1830, a group of citizens favorable to the reform of the Methodist Episcopal Church joined together for the purpose of planning the establishment of a new church in Seaford. An existing meeting house standing on Chapel Branch was . . . Map (db m168338) HM
19 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-114 — Nanticoke Post No. 6
In 1926 a group of local World War I veterans held a meeting in Burton’s Hardware Store for the purpose of organizing an American Legion Post in Seaford. The initial effort was unsuccessful, but later that year plans were revived and Nanticoke Post . . . Map (db m38659) HM
20 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-178 — Oak Grove Crownstone
Charged with marking the long-disputed boundaries of the colonies of Maryland and Pennsylvania (including the “Three Lower Counties” of Delaware), English astronomers Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon landed in America on November 15, . . . Map (db m38664) HM
21 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-155 — Old Seaford Post Office
A post office was established in this community in 1827. For many years it did a large shipping business by water. The coming of the railroad in the 1850s resulted in an even greater demand for postal services. For more than a century the post . . . Map (db m4991) HM
22 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-66 — Pilot Town
Pilot Town is the section of the Hamlet of Concord where many free black families have lived in harmony with the white families since around 1765. It was so named for the many Negro pilots who lived in the area and piloted vessels down the Nanticoke . . . Map (db m38662) HM
23 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — S-5 — Seaford
Town laid out, 1799. Then called “Hooper’s Landing.” First incorporated 1865. Seaford Academy located here from 1819 until some time before Civil War. Rev. Leonidas Polk, later Episcopal Bishop and Major General in Confederate Army was . . . Map (db m38661) HM
24 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-164 — Seaford Fire Department
On November 14, 1901, a group of concerned citizens met in the Seaford town conncil room for the purpose of discussing the organization of a fire company. By the end of the month, over 50 person had volunteered. The company was formally named the . . . Map (db m4819) HM
25 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-269 — Seaford High School
Seaford High School opened on September 3, 1929 and replaced an older structure that was destroyed by fire on April 1, 1928. Philanthropist P.S. du Pont funded construction of the new state-of-the-art facility at a cost of $300,000. At first, the . . . Map (db m164963) HM
26 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-6 — Seaford Hundred
Town laid out, 1799. Then called "Hooper's Landing." First incorporated 1865. Seaford Academy located here from 1819 until some time before Civil War. Rev. Leonidas Polk, later Episcopal Bishop and Major General in Confederate Army was student at . . . Map (db m38657) HM
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27 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — Seaford Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of those Seaford community veterans who died in the defense of our country. World War I Thomas Penington, Lewis A. Taylor, Frank C. Quails, Kemp Wright, Albert H. Waller Korea Vernon L. DeShields, . . . Map (db m4994) WM
28 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
Since its founding in 1901 by 50 concerned citizens, a volunteer fire department has served the Seaford Community. Although independent of the City of Seaford, the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department has worked closely with the City for over 100 years . . . Map (db m138276) HM
29 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — Slave Quarter
This is the only documented log slave quarter still in existence in Delaware. This 1 ½ story framed quarter was 24' by 16' with a porch. The interior walls were lath and plaster. Governor Ross had as many as fourteen slaves. Some probably . . . Map (db m71703) HM
30 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-177 — St. John's United Methodist Church
In the late 18th century, Francis Asbury and other pioneers of American Methodism traveled throughout this area bringing the message of their faith to the people. A local Methodist Society was organized at that time, first meeting in the . . . Map (db m61251) HM
31 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-163 — St. Luke's Episcopal Church
The origin of this parish can be traced to 1704, when a log chapel known as St. Mary's was constructed on Chapel Branch in Northwest Fork Hundred. The devastating impact of the Revolution on the Church of England in America contributed to the . . . Map (db m24033) HM
32 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-197 — Stein Highway
This roadway is named for Samuel J. Stein (B. 1878 - D. 1961). A native of Austria, Mr. Stein came to Seaford in 1897. He was active in the business and civic affairs of the community for more than half a century. In the 1920s the State of Delaware . . . Map (db m4993) HM
33 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-228 — The Cannon / Johnson Kidnapping Gang
In the early 1800s the headquarters of the notorious Cannon/Johnson Kidnapping Gang was located close to this site. After the importation of African slaves was legally outlawed in 1808, demand for slave labor in the expanding states of the Deep . . . Map (db m67262) HM
34 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-218 — The Delaware Railroad
From the earliest days of rail construction in this country, the advantages of linking the Delmarva Peninsula to the expanding urban markets of the nation were obvious. In 1836 the General Assembly chartered the Delaware Railroad for the purpose of . . . Map (db m4584) HM
35 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — The M-113 Armored Personnel CarrierWeight: 22,000 lbs.; Width: 105.75"; Height: 98.25° — Speed: This fully tracked vehicle, depending on what model, can reach speeds up to 40 MPH. —
While this vehicle is not a "tank", it has been adapted with so many types of weapons and upgraded with steel plating, it has been used aggressively. There is usually a 3 man crew and it can carry 11 fully loaded and equipped troops into combat. For . . . Map (db m164968) HM WM
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36 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-227 — The Tina Fallon
By the 1740s a ferry service was being regularly operated at this location by James Cannon. He was succeeded by his son Jacob, who constructed a much-needed causeway on this side of the river for the improvement of the family's ferry service . . . Map (db m198836) HM
37 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — Veterans Memorial
In honor of those that served and are servingMap (db m138269) WM
38 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-277 — Woodland School
Woodland School District #229 formed in 1911 to serve students in the Woodland Ferry community. The one-room school closed in June 1929. That fall, students began attending the newly-constructed Seaford School with students from other small . . . Map (db m245048) HM
39 Delaware, Sussex County, Seaford — SC-236 — Woodland United Methodist Church
On December 10, 1832, land was deeded to several trustees by Isaac and Jacob Cannon with the understanding that "…a House of Worship, in or at the Village of Cannon Ferry…by the name of Canton Church" was to be built. The deed for the land was . . . Map (db m198838) HM
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Apr. 20, 2024