Sussex County Delaware

The Dutch were the first settlers to Sussex County Delaware calling the colony Zwaanendael (Valley of the Swans) and established a trading post in 1631. Today the county has many resorts along the beaches and small towns and it has a strong agricultural industry.

Sussex County has so much to offer the tourist such as beaches, bicycling, canoeing, boating and fishing, or a walk on its beaches. This county is part of the Atlantic Flyway so it has many variety of birds to watch. There are many museums with maritime and american history, the art galleries and wineries. Make sure you see the annual Nanticoke Indian Pow Wow that draws native Indians from all around.

Size: 1,196 Square Miles
County Seat: Georgetown
Population 2000: 156,638
Median income for a household (2000): $39,208
Median income for a family (2000): $45,203

Bethany Beach (19930) Blackbird (19931) Blades (19973)
Bridgeville (19933) Clarksville (19970) Dagsboro (19939)
Delmar (19940) Dewey Beach (19971) Ellendale (19941)
Fenwick Island Frankford (19945) Georgetown (19947)
Greenwood (19950) Harbeson (19951) Henlopen acres (19971)
Laurel (19956) Lewes (19958) Lewes Beach (19958)
Lincoln (19960) Long Neck (19966) Midway (19971)
Milford (19963) Millsboro (19966) Millville
Nassau (19969) North Shores (19971) Ocean View
Rehoboth Beach (19971) Seaford (19973) Selbyville

Sussex County Resources

Sussex County Government Page
Southern Delaware Tourism
Sussex County Delaware USGenWeb Project

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