The Coursey-Daisey Nanticoke Indian Burial Ground

The Coursey-Daisey Nanticoke Indian Burial Ground (HM1Z2H)

Location: Lewes, DE 19958 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 44.82', W 75° 10.017'

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Located with in this neighborhood, a short distance south of here, is the burial ground of the Coursey and Daisey families, members of the Nanticoke Indian tribe.
The graveside is unmarked except for a family tombstone noting the site.
It was once part of the land originally owned by Mills Coursey since 1853. Interred in the burial ground are his son John Coursey, his immediate family, and his descendants including members of the Daisey family who inter-married with the Courseys.
There were 23 members of the family buried in the grave site between 1853 and 1928.
The Coursey and Daisey families are descendants of the Nanticoke Indians who settled in this area in the mid-18th century after leaving their land on the Eastern shore of Maryland.
Over the next two centuries the Nanticoke struggled to retain their cultural identity among the dominant European- American culture who classified Nanticokes as "colored" or "mulotto". In the late 19th and early 20th century the Nanticokes labored at the local and state level for recognition of their heritage. In 1881 the Nanticoke tribe was recognized by the state of Delaware as a legal entity, and 1921 the Nanticokes formed the Nanticoke Indian association.
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HM NumberHM1Z2H
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
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Date Added Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 485492 N 4288714
Decimal Degrees38.74700000, -75.16695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.82', W 75° 10.017'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 49.2" N, 75° 10' 1.02" W
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Area Code(s)302
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Eagle Point Drive, Lewes DE 19958, US
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