Ocean View Delaware

Ocean View Delaware (HMOUI)

Location: Ocean View, DE 19970 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 32.851', W 75° 5.283'

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Birthplace of the Commercial Broiler Industry

In 1923, Cecile Long Steele started a flock of 500 chicks. At 16 weeks, they weighted 2 and ? pounds and sold for 62 cents a pound. By 1989, growers produce birds of twice the weight in half the time. Sussex County leads the nation in broiler production, now a multibillion dollar industry.
Marker NumberSC-78
Placed ByThe Delaware Public Archives
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 3:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 492327 N 4266569
Decimal Degrees38.54751667, -75.08805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 32.851', W 75° 5.283'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 32' 51.06" N, 75° 5' 16.98" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 28 West Ave, Ocean View DE 19970, US
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