Town of Bowers Historical

Town of Bowers Historical (HM1W99)

Location: Frederica, DE 19946 Kent County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 3.49', W 75° 24.211'

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The Town of Bowers, Incorporated March 9, 1907, was established as an early settlement along the Delaware Bay. Named Whitwell's Delight in 1675, the town was renamed Bowers in 1734. Bowers is nestled between the mouths of the St. Jones and Murderkill Rivers and the Delaware Bay. This location allowed settlers to create a maritime community that supported industry and tourism as early as the 18th century. The town is the first sandy beach encountered by visitors from the north. This made Bowers a stop for the Steamboat Frederica, which brought tourists from Philadelphia to enjoy the beach while the boat loaded cargo including oysters, a major export at the time.

Delaware Public Archives - 2016

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HM NumberHM1W99
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, December 12th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 465087 N 4323308
Decimal Degrees39.05816667, -75.40351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 3.49', W 75° 24.211'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 3' 29.4" N, 75° 24' 12.66" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)302
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3233 Main St, Frederica DE 19946, US
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