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Seaford

Sussex County,

Delaware

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


The Delaware state capital is Dover.


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Zip Codes

19973

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Statistics & Facts

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.

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Location

Seaford location: in southwestern Delaware, 83 miles south of Baltimore, Maryland. Here is a location page for Seaford.

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History & History Related Items

Seaford history:

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.
The founding of Seaford: 1865
The incorporation date of Seaford: 6 April 1865

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Attractions

Seaford attractions:

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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