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Carey Storehouse Marker,(r), corner of Union Street and Broad Street image, Touch for more information
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
Carey Storehouse Marker,(r), corner of Union Street and Broad Street
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-208 — Carey Storehouse
Believed to have been constructed circa 1830 by Joseph Carey, this is the oldest surviving commercial building in Milton. It was one of many such mercantile establishments that were located in the town during the economic boom years of the 19th . . . — Map (db m37846) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-216 — Golden Rule Lodge #17, I.O.O.F.
The origins of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows can be traced to the creation of beneficial trade societies in England. Composed of craftsmen who practiced a variety of different or "odd" occupations, the purpose of these organizations was . . . — Map (db m69352) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-127 — Goshen Cemetery
In 1801 funds were raised to support the building of a place of worship for local Methodists. On January 16, 1802, church trustees purchased land here “on a rising ground beautifully situated for that purpose.” A frame chapel was erected . . . — Map (db m38402) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-152 — Goshen United Methodist Church
A local society of Methodists was organized and meeting in this community by the 1790s. The first meetings were held in the homes of its members. On July 7, 1801, the group initiated the subscription of funds to establish a permanent place of . . . — Map (db m38358) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-176 — Governor David Hazzard
Born on May 18, 1781, he was the son of local residents John and Mary Houston Hazzard. Like his father, he engaged in extensive mercantile and agricultural pursuits. As a young man he was a local magistrate and an officer in the State Militia during . . . — Map (db m37561) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-198 — Governor James Ponder
A lifelong resident of this community, James Ponder was born October 31, 1819, the son of John and Hester Milby Ponder. His father was a successful merchant who was active in local political affairs. After receiving his education in the academies of . . . — Map (db m37702) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-188 — Governor Joseph Maull
Born in Lewes on September 6, 1781, he was the son of John and Mary Marsh Maull. Choosing to become a physician, he studied medicine with Doctor Jacob Wolfe. By 1803 he had moved to Milton, where he served the medical needs of local residents for . . . — Map (db m37693) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-207 — Governor Joseph Maull Carey
Born in Milton on January 19, 1845, he was the son of merchant Robert H. Carey and his wife, Susan. Educated in local schools, he later attended Union College and received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. An active supporter of . . . — Map (db m37728) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-162 — Governor Samuel Paynter
A native and lifelong resident of this area, Samuel Paynter was born at Drawbridge on the Broadkill River on August 24, 1768. He was a successful merchant, farmer, and mill-owner, whose prosperity was closely linked to the commerce of the river. . . . — Map (db m37562) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-83 — Milton
Located at the head of the Broadkill River, Milton became an important point for the shipping of agricultural products during the 18th century. A thriving shipbuilding industry supported the growth of the community, with large numbers of vessels . . . — Map (db m37125) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-82 — Milton
Located at the head of the Broadkill River, Milton became an important point for the shipping of agricultural products during the 18th century. A thriving shipbuilding industry supported the growth of the community, with large numbers of vessels . . . — Map (db m37541) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-153 — Milton Fire Department, Inc.
Like many local communities, Milton was plagued by numerous destructive fires during the 19th century. By the 1890s, citizens were calling for the establishment of a fire department to protect the town and surrounding area. The effort was ultimately . . . — Map (db m37395) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-217 — Milton Museum
On October 22, 1857, land at this location was conveyed to members of the Methodist Protestant Church. Construction of a house of worship was completed soon thereafter. The congregation consisted largely of persons who were employed in the . . . — Map (db m38284) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-196 — Milton Public Library
The Milton Library Association was organized in January 1875, and incorporated in March 1883. The first library consisted of one bookcase in Welch’s Store. Books were donated by members who paid an annual fee for user privileges. In later . . . — Map (db m37729) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-215 — Rising Sun Lodge #4, F. & A.M., P.H.A.
The roots of African-American Masonry in this country can be traced to the period of the American Revolution, when founder Prince Hall and others established the first Masonic Lodge for men of color in Boston, Massachusetts. By the early 19th . . . — Map (db m69807) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-143 — Shipbuilding on the Broadkill
Like the Native Americans before them, the European settlers of the 17th and 18th centuries utilized the Broadkill River as a means of transportation. Clearing of lands resulted in an abundance of grain and wood products. To transport these products . . . — Map (db m37397) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-144 — Ships and Men
The first vessel of record constructed on the river was the shallop BROAD KILL, which was registered in Philadelphia in 1737. Like many of the early products of local shipyards, it was an open boat designed for sailing the sheltered water of rivers . . . — Map (db m37398) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-156 — St. John The Baptist Episcopal Church
With expansion of settlement away from coastal areas in the early 18th century, there was a growing need for houses of worship to be located nearer to the homes of the settlers. In the spring of 1728, a frame chapel was constructed approximately two . . . — Map (db m38629) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-165 — The Holly Industry
Since ancient times the holly tree has been a decorative symbol of the winter holiday season. The abundant growth of this colorful evergreen in Delaware resulted in the establishment of a major export industry during the first half of the 20th . . . — Map (db m37399) HM

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