BREAKWATER & FRANKFORD RAILROAD 1874
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