Town of Millsboro

Town of Millsboro (HMX2G)

Location: Millsboro, DE 19966 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 35.184', W 75° 17.47'

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For countless centuries, this was an important meeting place for the Native American residents of the Delmarva Peninsula. In 1792, the state legislature authorized the construction of a mill dam "across the head of the waters of Indian River near a place called Rock Hole" known as "the Indian Landing." A village was soon established around the mill. The portion of the community on the south side of the river was called Washington. First known as Rock Hole Mills, the settlement on the north side was formally renamed "Millsborough" in 1809. By the 1840s the entire town was known by its present name. The expansion of the community was fueled by a wide variety of agricultural and manufacturing activities. With the coming of the railroad in 1874, a new era of economic prosperity began. The town was first incorporated by the Delaware General Assembly in 1893. Today, the Town of Millsboro continues to be a beacon for progress and growth.
HM NumberHMX2G
Marker NumberSC-201
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Delaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 6:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 474641 N 4270920
Decimal Degrees38.58640000, -75.29116667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 35.184', W 75° 17.47'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 35' 11.04" N, 75° 17' 28.20" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-141 Mitchell St, Millsboro DE 19966, US
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