Town of Ellendale (SC-198) - Ellendale, DE
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
N 38° 48.418 W 075° 25.482
18S E 463124 N 4295441
Quick Description: Historic Marker located on the S side of Main Street and at the N edge of a small park.
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 7/30/2010 1:22:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM9C63
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member johmer79
Views: 6

Long Description:
This marker is interesting in that it is a 1-sided marker which faces the road directly.


Marker text is as follows:

This area began as a forest and swamp bridging the Divide between the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays. European Contact made it a province of fur traders and hunters. In the 18th century, farming and timbering pushed back the swamp. With the 1780 Black Camp Insurrection during the American Revolution, the "Nanticoke Swamp" became a refuge for Loyalists. In the Federal era the Old State Road bas built to connect Georgetown with Dover. Railroads came after the Civil War. With emancipation, African Americans took up free lives in the area. The community was first surveyed in 1867, and it soon absorbed the older villages of Federalsburg and New Market. Agricultural and forest products were shipped over the rails. Churches and schools were founded. The town was incorporated in 1905. Canning and refridgeration strengthend commerce. The DuPont Highway was completed in 1917, and the Ellendale State Forest was established in 1927. The Volunteer Fire Department was organized in 1920, the Police Department in the 1970s. Main Street became a highway to the beaches, and today the community's location continues to make it a thoroughfare for commerce and a beacon for growth.

Delaware Public Archives - 2005 SC-198
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