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Sussex County, Delaware


"The Heart of Sussex"

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Statistics & Facts

The Delaware state capital is Dover.
The population of Georgetown is approximately 4,196 (2000), 6422 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,376 (1990), 1847 (2010).
The amount of land area in Georgetown is 6.266 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Georgetown to Washington DC is 93 miles.
The distance to the Delaware state capital is 33 miles. (as the crow flies)
Georgetown is positioned 38.69 degrees north of the equator and 75.38 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in south-central Delaware
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History & History Related Items

Founded and incorporated in the same year, 1791, Georgetown became the county seat of Sussex county because of being centrally located in within the county. The middle of town is known as "The Circle." The red brick courthouse built in 1839 is the main feature of this area.
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The founding of Georgetown



Return Day
For two hundred years, Georgetown has maintained an event unique among modern-day county seats across the country. That historical observance is known as Return Day. In 1792, the first Return Day was held when State law required all votes to be cast at the County Seat. On Election Day, voters came to town and returned two days later to hear the results. The returns always create a festive day and a cause for winners to celebrate. Thus, Return Day became a tradition. Election counting procedures may be more advanced, but Sussex Countians are traditional folks and still return to Georgetown every two years, two days after voting to learn results and celebrate. The Day has significance throughout the state with citizens and visitors enjoying the day in Georgetown with friends, politicians, music, arts, parades and good food. Famous fried oyster sandwiches are always onthe menu for this day and for the annual Georgetown Oyster Feast.
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Georgetown City Government

Georgetown, Delaware
39 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: (302) 856-7391

Georgetown is the County seat for Sussex County.

Georgetown Chamber

Georgetown Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: (302) 856-1544

Georgetown Organizations

Georgetown Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: (302) 856-1544

Georgetown Libraries

Library page for the Susex County area offers many places to go for library resources with links

Georgetown Schools

The children of Georgetown attend schools in the Indian River School District

Indian River School District
31 Hoosier St.
Rte. 2, Box 156
Selbyville, DE 19975
Phone: 302-436-1000
Fax: (302) 436-1034
The Indian River School District serves the towns of Selbyville, Frankford, Dagsboro, Gumboro, Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, Ocean View, Millsboro and Georgetown. It is one of the largest districts in the state. Georgetown


The population of Georgetown was:
1990 - 3,732
2000 - 4,196

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