Lewes

Lewes (HMCRH)

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

N 38° 46.436', W 75° 8.362'

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Zwaanendael

On north side of town was Zwaanendael, first Dutch settlement on Delaware soil. Founded 1631 on creek, named by settlers Hoorn Kil in honor of town of Hoorn in Holland. Colony was destroyed by Indians same year. DeVries, a director of company which had sent out colony, came over next year with aid but returned to Holland 1633.
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HM NumberHMCRH
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Year Placed1932
Placed ByHistoric Markers Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 11:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487893 N 4291699
Decimal Degrees38.77393333, -75.13936667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 46.436', W 75° 8.362'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 46' 26.16" N, 75° 8' 21.72" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 307 Savannah Rd, Lewes DE 19958, US
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