Federalsburg, Delaware Article

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Federalsburg, Delaware
Federalsburg is located in Delaware
Federalsburg is located in the United States
Coordinates: 38°49′41″N 75°25′46″W / 38.82806°N 75.42944°W / 38.82806; -75.42944
FEDERALSBURG DELAWARE Latitude and Longitude:

38°49′41″N 75°25′46″W / 38.82806°N 75.42944°W / 38.82806; -75.42944
CountryUnited States
State Delaware
County Sussex
49 ft (15 m)
Time zone UTC-5 ( Eastern (EST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 302
GNIS feature ID216748 [1]

Federalsburg (also known as Fleatown) is an unincorporated community in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Federalsburg was located at the intersection of Old State Road and Fleatown Road north of Ellendale.


The area was originally known as Fleatown and was the location of the historic Fleatown Inn from circa 1740 until it was torn down in April, 1895. [2] The community housed two taverns on the Old State Road that served stagecoaches and travelers on the road from Milford to Georgetown, but the taverns closed and the community faded after the Junction and Breakwater Railroad depot was built in Ellendale in 1866. [3]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Relics of Old Fleatown". The Evening Journal(Wilmington, Delaware). April 24, 1895.
  3. ^ "Looking Around Delaware". The Morning News(Wilmington, Delaware). December 6, 1935.