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Sussex County, Delaware

Quick Facts

The county was named for the English County of Sussex.

Founded: 1683
County Seat: Georgetown
Website: www.sussexcountyde.gov

Total Area: 1196 Square Miles
Land: 938 Square Miles
Water: 258 Square Miles
2010 Population: 197,145. The 2000 Population was 156,638

Incorporated Towns – Year of Incorporation
Bethany Beach – 1909
Bethel – 1880’s
Blades – 1910
Bridgeville – 1871
Dagsboro – 1900’s
Delmar – 1899
Dewey Beach – 1981
Ellendale – 1905
Fenwick Island – 1953
Frankford – 1937
Georgetown – 1869
Greenwood – 1901
Henlopen Acres – 1970
Laurel – 1883
Lewes – 1818
Millsboro – 1909
Millville – 1899
Milton – 1965
Ocean View – 1889
Rehoboth Beach – 1891
Seaford – 1865
Selbyville – 1902
Slaughter Beach – 1931
South Bethany – 1969