BREAKWATER & FRANKFORD RAILROAD 1874
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 & Frankford 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 its 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 sawmills. On its way, it runs through Millsboro, Dagsbourough and Frankford, all sizeable towns.
Abstract: Wilmington News Journal, Friday, May 22, 1874