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BREAKWATER & FRANKFORD RAILROAD 1874

Harrison_Howeth
May 9, 2019

 

HISTORY OF CAPE HENLOPEN AND BEYOND

 

THE BREAKWATER & FRANKFORD RAILROAD

PROGRESS IN SUSSEX

 

Frankford, Delaware, Friday May 22, 1874 :

 

The southeast portion of Sussex county commenced an era of development with the

 

construction of the Breakwater & Frankford Railroad which will open a door to travelers

 

and developers into a hitherto little known section of the county.

 

The Breakwater & Frakford Railroad commences at Georgetown, the county seat, and

 

runs thirteen miles southeast through Georgetown, Dagsborough and Baltimore Hundreds to

 

the Maryland line at Selbyville where it terminates. On it's way to Selbyville it will run

 

through tracts of pine, white and black oak and soil of a deep sandy loam with a clay

 

bottom suitable for growing strawberries and peaches. In Dagsborough Hundred there is

 

water power available for saw mills. On it's way it runs through Millsboro, Dagsbourough

 

and Frankford, all sizeable towns.

 

 

Abstract: Wilmington News Journal, Friday, May 22, 1874