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The Cities and communities of Sussex County, Delaware*


Angola, Argos Corner, Atlanta

Bayville, Belltown, Bethany Beach, Bethel, Blades, Bridgeville, Broadkill Beach, Bryans Store

Cannon, Clarksville, Coverdale Crossroads, Columbia, Concord, Cool Spring, Craigs Mill

Dagsboro, Delmar, Dewey Beach, Dublin Hill


Fairmount, Fenwick Island, Frankford

Georgetown (County Seat), Gravel Hill, Greenwood, Gumboro

Harbeson, Hardscrabble, Hearns Crossroads, Henlopen Acres, Hitchens Crossroads, Hollyville

Indian Beach

Jimtown, Johnson, Jones Crossroads

Laurel, Lewes, Lincoln, Long Neck, Lowes Crossroads

Middleford, Middlesex Beach, Milford, Millsboro, Millville, Milton, Mission

Nassau, North Shores

Oakley, Oak Orchard, Ocean View, Omar, Owens

Pepper, Pepperbox, Piney Grove, Portsville, Primehook Beach

Redden, Rehoboth Beach, Reliance, Riverdale, Roxana

Seaford, Selbyville, Shaft Ox Corner, Shawnee Acres, Shortly, Slaughter Beach, South Bethany, Staytonville, Stockley, Sussex Shores, Sycamore

Ward, Warwick, Whitesville, Williamsville, Woodenhawk, Woodland

*This list of cities may not be complete

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Information & Facts about Sussex County, Delaware


Sussex County website
Georgetown is the county seat

The County Government was established July 23, 1970, and replaced the Levy Court Commission with a Council-Executive form of government.

Sussex County Economic Development
9 S. DuPont Highway
PO Box 589
Georgetown, Delaware 19947
Phone: (302) 855-7770
Fax: (302) 855-7773


Sussex County History - contains a great deal of historical information and pictures.

A number of Native American tribes lived in the area long before the "white man" came. Among these were the Leni Lenape and Nanticoke tribes.


Sussex County in in southern Delaware. Sussex County is bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by Kent County, and on the south and west by the portion of the State of Maryland east of the Chesapeake Bay.

The coastal communities are: Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, Fenwick Island, Henlopen Acres, Lewes, Millville, Milton, Ocean View, Rehoboth Beach, Slaughter Beach, and South Bethany.
Central county communities include Dagsboro, Ellendale, Frankford, Georgetown, Milford, Millsboro and Selbyville.
The communities of western Sussex are as follows: Bethel, Bridgeville, Delmar, Greenwood, Laurel, Blades and Seaford.


Most of the county's land area is flat terrain.

Elevation: 40-50 feet above sea level
Size: 946 sq. miles or 605,440 acres


Sussex County Department of Libraries
P.O. Box 589
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 855-7890

Libraries in the county


Schools in the county - including higher education links.


1960 - 73,195
1970 - 80,356
1980 - 98,004
1990 - 113,329
1999 - 139,515
2000 - 143,009 (projection)
2010 - 163,817 (projection)
2020 - 176,744 (projection)


Average Winter Temperature: 32
Average Summer Temperature: 74
Annual Average Rainfall: 40.84 inches
Annual Average Snowfall: 13.6 inches

Organizations & Groups:

Southern Delaware Tourism
P.O. Box 240
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: (302) 856-1818
Toll-free: (800) 357-1818
Fax: (302) 856-1818
Southern Delaware Tourism is the Convention and Visitors Bureau for Sussex County. Discover Sussex's hidden treasures located in the center of Delmarva. Unique, pristine Sussex offers breathtaking Atlantic Coast resorts, historic seaside and riverside villages, award-winning festivals and cultural events and one-of-a-kind museums and attractions. Sussex boasts a proactive group of award-winning hotels-motels, restaurants and attractions eager to make your group tour a successful one.

Chambers in Sussex County including links and contact information

Attractions and Information:

Median income: $26,904
Per capita income: $12,723
Median Age: 36

Sussex County Online
lots of information for the county - not the official site

Museums in the county

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