"Pettijohn's Old Field"

"Pettijohn's Old Field" (HM28G)

Location: Georgetown, DE 19947 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 41.416', W 75° 23.136'

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The future home of Sussex County's seat of government was a sparsely populated rural area when the 76 acres which would become the Town of Georgetown were purchased on May 9, 1791. Located "near the centre" of the country at a place known as "James Pettijohn's Old Field," the land was surveyed by Rhoads Shankland, who divided it into lots which were sold to defray costs associated with the establishment of the town. The most prominent feature of his design was this Public Square, known today as The Circle.
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HM NumberHM28G
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Marker NumberSC-86
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 11:38am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 466465 N 4282476
Decimal Degrees38.69026667, -75.38560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41.416', W 75° 23.136'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 41' 24.96" N, 75° 23' 8.16" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 DE-404, Georgetown DE 19947, US
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