Relocation of the County Seat

Relocation of the County Seat (HM28R)

Location: Georgetown, DE 19947 Sussex County
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N 38° 41.416', W 75° 23.13'

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The conflicting claims of the proprietors of Maryland and Pennsylvania resulted in a lengthy and sometimes violent dispute concerning the ownership and boundaries of Sussex County. Residents who had been Marylanders before the controversy was resolved in 1775, found themselves to be inconvenienced when traveling to Lewes, the original seat of government. Hundreds of persons signed petitions requesting removal of the county seat to a more central location. On January 29, 1791, the Delaware Assembly approved legislation resulting in the establishment of Georgetown.
HM NumberHM28R
Marker NumberSC-88
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 5:38am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 466473 N 4282476
Decimal Degrees38.69026667, -75.38550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41.416', W 75° 23.13'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 41' 24.96" N, 75° 23' 7.80" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 DE-404, Georgetown DE 19947, US
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