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Indian River Hundred
Hundred
Indian River Hundred is located in Delaware
Indian River Hundred
Indian River Hundred
Coordinates: 38°35′42″N 75°17′27″W / 38.59501389°N 75.29096944°W / 38.59501389; -75.29096944
INDIAN RIVER HUNDRED Latitude and Longitude:

38°35′42″N 75°17′27″W / 38.59501389°N 75.29096944°W / 38.59501389; -75.29096944
CountryUnited States
State Delaware
County Sussex
Elevation
23 ft (7 m)
Time zone UTC-5 ( Eastern (EST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 302
GNIS feature ID217262 [1]

Indian River Hundred is a hundred in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Indian River Hundred was formed in 1706 from Lewes & Rehoboth Hundred. Its primary community is now Angola on Delaware Route 24, but maritime transportation dominated during the colonial and early federal era. Thus settlers as early as 1794 built a nearby chapel St. George's (now off Delaware Route 5) to serve their spiritual needs and as a community gathering place. By 1821 they paid to share a pastor with St. Peter's Church in Lewes, Delaware, as well as Old Christ Church (Laurel, Delaware), Prince George's Chapel in Dagsboro, Delaware and St. Pauls' Church in Georgetown, Delaware. [2] By the late 20th century, fishing and farming had declined but tourism had increased, so the parish was linked to All Saints' Church in Rehoboth Beach.

References

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ Raymond B. Clark, Jr., Delaware Church Records p. 24 (St. Michael's, Maryland 1986)