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Seal of the Town of Georgetown
Seal of the Town of Georgetown

Georgetown is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,643. It is the county seat of Sussex County6. Seal of the Town of Georgetown, Delaware This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Seal of the Town of Georgetown, Delaware This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


Georgetown was founded in 1791 specifically to serve as the new county seat of Sussex County. Previously, the county seat had been in the town of Lewes, located on the Delaware Bay. However, as the population of Sussex County increased, a more central location for the county's government was sought. Georgetown's location, almost in the geographic center of the county, was felt to be ideal for that purpose, and 76 acres (308,000 m²) of farmland was purchased for that purpose in 1791. 1791 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the City of Lewes Lewes (pronounced LOO-is) is an incorporated city located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Delaware Bay Delaware Bay is a large esturarial inlet of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Delaware River along the coast of the United States. ...


Georgetown is unique among Delaware municipalities in that the center of the town is built around a circle, instead of the more traditional parklike square. Straddling "The Circle", as it is unsurprisingly called, is the Town Hall; state and county buildings, including the historic Sussex County Courthouse (built in 1837); lawyers' offices; and banks. This layout is similar to that found in Annapolis, Maryland, except that, unlike in Annapolis, where the State House is the focal point of the circle, the center of Georgetown's circle is a small park with a fountain. In Euclidean geometry, a circle is the set of all points in a plane at a fixed distance, called the radius, from a fixed point, called the centre. ... Nickname: Americas Sailing Capital , Naptown Location in Maryland Founded  -Incorporated 1649 1708  County Anne Arundel County Mayor Ellen O. Moyer (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 19. ... An Australian park A park is any of a number of geographic features. ... The Samson fountain at Peterhof near St Petersburg: the lion is the heraldic animal of Peter the Greats enemy, Sweden International Fountain (Seattle) was designed specifically as a bathing fountain (for fun and frolic) and includes a large nonslip play area, with speakers for music to splash to. ...


Every two years, Georgetown hosts an unusual event known as "Return Day", a half-day-long parade and festival two days after Election Day. Stemming from the colonial days in which the public would congregate in Georgetown two days after the election to hear the results (because it would take that long to deliver the results to the courthouse by horseback), the winners of that year's political races parade around The Circle in carriages with the losers and the chairs of the county's political parties ceremonially "bury the hatchet" in a tub of sand. The afternoon of Return Day is a holiday for county and state workers in Sussex County, and the event is marked by a traditional oyster feast, much revelry, and, of course, the beginning of the next round of campaigns. Many in Delaware feel that the state's traditionally chummy and staid political climate is due in large part to the Return Day tradition. More than one country has a day called Election Day. ...


Because of Delaware's status as a border state during the Civil War, Georgetown, like all of Sussex County, sent men to fight for both the Union and Confederate sides. The term border states refers to four slave states and one free state that were on the border between the Northern Union states and the Southern slave-states that formed the Confederate States of America. ... A civil war is a war in which the competing parties are segments of the same country or empire. ... Union states are shaded blue; light blue states allowed slavery to continue during the War During the American Civil War, the Union was a name used to refer to the United States, the northern states that did not secede. ... For other meanings of confederate and confederacy, see confederacy (disambiguation) National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Largest...


The town is home to a large chicken processing plant owned by Perdue Farms. The plant employs a sizeable number of immigrants from Haiti and Guatemala. Consequently, Georgetown has more of an international flavor to it than one would expect from a Colonial-era town. Binomial name Gallus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758) A chicken (Gallus gallus) is a type of domesticated bird which is often raised as a type of poultry. ...


Geography

Location of Georgetown, Delaware

Georgetown is located at 38°41'25" North, 75°23'12" West (38.690177, -75.386676)1. Adapted from Wikipedias DE county maps by Bumm13. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.7 km² (4.1 mi²). 10.7 km² (4.1 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 4,643 people, 1,489 households, and 957 families residing in the town. The population density is 434.1/km² (1,123.9/mi²). There are 1,591 housing units at an average density of 148.7/km² (385.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 56.19% White, 20.87% African American, 2.07% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 18.03% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. 31.73% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 1,489 households out of which 32.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% are married couples living together, 16.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% are non-families. 28.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.97 and the average family size is 3.29. Marriage may be a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the town the population is spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 14.3% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 109.5 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $31,875, and the median income for a family is $37,925. Males have a median income of $20,886 versus $19,944 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,288. 25.1% of the population and 20.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 34.8% of those under the age of 18 and 8.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Georgetown, Delaware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (720 words)
Georgetown was founded in 1791 specifically to serve as the new county seat of Sussex County.
Georgetown's location, almost in the geographic center of the county, was felt to be ideal for that purpose, and 76 acres (308,000 m²) of farmland was purchased for that purpose in 1791.
Georgetown is unique among Delaware municipalities in that the center of the town is built around a circle, instead of the more traditional parklike square.
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