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"The Heart of Sussex"

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The population of Georgetown is approximately 4,196 (2000), 6422 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,376 (1990), 1847 (2010).

The amount of land area in Georgetown is 6.266 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Georgetown to Washington DC is 93 miles. The distance to the Delaware state capital is 33 miles. (as the crow flies)
Georgetown is positioned 38.69 degrees north of the equator and 75.38 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Georgetown location: in south-central Delaware

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Founded and incorporated in the same year, 1791, Georgetown became the county seat of Sussex county because of being centrally located in within the county. The middle of town is known as "The Circle." The red brick courthouse built in 1839 is the main feature of this area.
The founding of Georgetown: 1791
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Return Day
For two hundred years, Georgetown has maintained an event unique among modern-day county seats across the country. That historical observance is known as Return Day. In 1792, the first Return Day was held when State law required all votes to be cast at the County Seat. On Election Day, voters came to town and returned two days later to hear the results. The returns always create a festive day and a cause for winners to celebrate. Thus, Return Day became a tradition. Election counting procedures may be more advanced, but Sussex Countians are traditional folks and still return to Georgetown every two years, two days after voting to learn results and celebrate. The Day has significance throughout the state with citizens and visitors enjoying the day in Georgetown with friends, politicians, music, arts, parades and good food. Famous fried oyster sandwiches are always onthe menu for this day and for the annual Georgetown Oyster Feast.

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