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Sussex County, Delaware


The Nylon Capital of the World
Rich in History, Focused on the Future

Page Contents for Seaford, Delaware

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.



Statistics & Facts

The Delaware state capital is Dover.
The population of Seaford is approximately 5,689 (1990), 6928 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,360 (1990), 2686 (2010).
The amount of land area in Seaford is 8.578 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Seaford to Washington DC is 81 miles.
The distance to the Delaware state capital is 35 miles. (as the crow flies)
Seaford is positioned 38.64 degrees north of the equator and 75.61 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Seaford elevation is 29 feet above sea level.


in southwestern Delaware, 83 miles south of Baltimore, Maryland. Here is a location page for Seaford.
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History & History Related Items

Early inhabitants of the Seaford area were the Leni-Lenape Indians who lived on the shores of the Nanticoke River during the 1600's. The community was founded in 1726, plotted in 1799 and incorporated in 1865. The area supported itself mainly through agriculture, using the river to transport their goods to market.

Seaford was also the first home of the DuPont company's first nylon plant which helped it receive its nickname of the "Nylon Capital of the World.". There are also several flour mills in the area. The Hearn-Rawlins Mill on U.S. 13-A offers a quiet peek into the days when local folks traveled by horse and buggy to sell their wheat and corn or trade it for flour and meal. The mill's original grinding wheel is still in use after more than 100 years.

Here is a history page for Seaford.
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The founding of Seaford


The incorporation of Seaford

6 April 1865


The principal business and industrial district in western Sussex and surrounding counties. Shoppers come to enjoy over 200 stores with NO SALES TAX.

Woodland Ferry on the Nanticoke River between Seaford and Laurel. The ferry has been working for over 200 years and the ride is free from sun up to sun down.

Ross Mansion and Seaford Museum
New Street
Seaford, Delaware 19973
Phone: 302-628-9828
North of town is the Governor William Ross Plantation, an Italian Renaissance mansion, the state's only restored slave quarters, and a Honeymoon Cottage, which serves as a welcome center.
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Seaford City Government

City of Seaford
302 East King Street
P.O. Box 1100
Seaford, DE 19973
Phone: (302) 629-9173
Fax: 302-629-9307

Seaford has a Councilman-Alderman form of government. This is the same form of government it began with when incorporated in 1865.

Seaford Chamber

Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 26
Seaford, DE 19973
Phone: (302) 629-9690
Toll-free: (800) 416-4722

Seaford Community Events

Bicycle Race Weekend in April, Nanticoke River Festival in July, Towne and Country Fair in September.

Seaford Organizations

Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 26
Seaford, DE 19973
Phone: (302) 629-9690
Toll-free: (800) 416-4722

Seaford Libraries

Seaford Public Library
2234 Jackson Avenue
Seaford, NY 11783
Phone: (516) 221-1334
Fax: (516) 826-8133
Online and email reference and much more!

Seaford Schools

the Seaford School district
390 N. Market St.
Seaford, DE 19973
The district serves both Seaford and Blades

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