Town of Ellendale

Town of Ellendale (HMOV2)

Location: Ellendale, DE 19941 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 48.413', W 75° 25.482'

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This area began as forest and swamp bridging the Divide between the Chesapeake and DelawareBays. European Contact made it a province of fur traders and hunters. In the 18th century, farming and timbering pushed back the swamp. With the 1780 Black Camp Insurrection during the American Revolution, the "Nanticoke Swamp" became a refuge for Loyalists. In the Federal era, the Old State Road was built to connect Georgetown with Dover. Railroads came after the Civil War. With emancipation, African Americans took up free lives in the area. The community was first surveyed in 1867, and it soon absorbed the older villages of Federalsburg and New Market. Agricultural and forest products were shipped over the rails. Churches and schools were founded.The Town was incorporated in 1905. Canning and refrigeration strengthened commerce. The DuPont Highway was completed in 1918, and the Ellendale State Forest was established in 1927. The Volunteer Fire Department was organized in April 1920, the Police Department in the 1970's. Main Street became a highway to the beaches and today the community's location continues to make it a thoroughfare forcommerce and beacon for growth.
HM NumberHMOV2
Marker NumberSC-198_MARKE
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Delaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 12:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 463124 N 4295432
Decimal Degrees38.80688333, -75.42470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.413', W 75° 25.482'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 24.78" N, 75° 25' 28.92" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 572-632 Mc Caulley Ave, Ellendale DE 19941, US
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