Return Day

Return Day (HM29B)

Location: Georgetown, DE 19947 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 41.397', W 75° 23.136'

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This event draws thousands as winning and losing candidates joining in celebration on the Thursday following each general election. Poor traveling conditions and interest in the outcome of political contests may have resulted in an extended stay when all elections were held here. Creation of voting districts in 1811 required the meeting of a Board of Canvass on Thursdays to determine "returns" for the county. Proclamation of results continues to highlight this festive occasion. Well-established by the mid-19th century, Return Day is recognized as the only event of its kind in the nation.
HM NumberHM29B
Marker NumberSC-85
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 1:33am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 466464 N 4282441
Decimal Degrees38.68995000, -75.38560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41.397', W 75° 23.136'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 41' 23.82" N, 75° 23' 8.16" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 S Bedford St, Georgetown DE 19947, US
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