Tag Archives: Sussex County
Byway Program Coordinator Ann Gravatt addresses the crowd at the Lewes Historical Byway Public Meeting on May 31, 2012 A major heritage preservation initiative in southern Delaware is coming from a place you might not expect, the Delaware Department of … Continue reading
The home was lived in until two years ago and has quickly fallen into disrepair. The house is a two story structure with a small root cellar. It is a cedar shingled home with asphalt roofing shingles over cedar shingles. … Continue reading
The Hamlet of Belltown is a small village located along route 9 in Sussex County, Delaware. Belltown dates back to the middle 1800s, and includes a school, church and 27 houses built before 1930.
For more than 100 years, the Woodland Ferry was part of a Cannon family business operating on the Nanticoke River. Historical research has not discovered an exact date, but evidence suggests that James Cannon established the ferry here between 1734 … Continue reading
In the early 1800’s a group of Negro families (the Halls, Tunnells, Welburns, Olivers, Collins, Rickards, Walters, Rodgers, Andrews, Tyres, Evans and Williams) many of whom were still slaves and others being Freed Negro residents made up the Wesley community. … Continue reading
The Broadkill River and its river banks were once home to a flourishing shipbuilding industry. During the eighteenth century, European settlers built vessels on the banks of the Broadkill and its tributaries. The forests along the river contained plentiful lumber … Continue reading