Stein Highway

Stein Highway (HM2RH)

Location: Seaford, DE 19973 Sussex County
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N 38° 38.721', W 75° 37.813'

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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 initiated a program to improve the state's roads. The effort was initially impeded by costs associated with the purchase of rights-of-way. Convinced of the value of a modern roadway to connect Seaford to rural areas stretching westward to the Maryland line, Mr. Stein embarked upon a personal crusade to secure the permission of affected landowners. A strong advocate of education, he emphasized the advantages of attending more centralized schools, and the benefits for local farmers and businesses. As a result, he was able to secure the donation of necessary titles, making this the first paved roadway in the state to be built without property costs. Construction was begun in 1923, and completed in 1925.
HM NumberHM2RH
Marker NumberSC-197
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 3:59am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 445156 N 4277610
Decimal Degrees38.64535000, -75.63021667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 38.721', W 75° 37.813'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 38' 43.26" N, 75° 37' 48.78" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 345 DE-20, Seaford DE 19973, US
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