Dagsboro, Delaware

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Dagsboro is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. The population was 519 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Seaford, Delaware Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Dagsboro, incorporated in the early 1900s, is a quiet town that is energized in summer by Delaware Route 26 beach traffic. The town, in the Indian River School District, was founded in 1747 and has been known as Blackfoot Town, Dagsbury and Dagsborough.[citation needed] It was named for General John Dagworthy,[citation needed] a Brigadier General of the Sussex County Militia during the American Revolutionary War. Dagsboro is home to Prince George's Chapel, an historic church maintained by the state of Delaware as a museum.



Dagsboro is located at 38°32′54″N 75°14′47″W / 38.54833°N 75.24639°W / 38.54833; -75.24639 (38.548308, -75.246366)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.

Notable residents

John M. Clayton- Senator and U. S. Secretary of State
General John Dagworthy- revolutionary War military leader
William H. Wells- United States Senator


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 519 people, 226 households, and 141 families residing in the town. The population density was 409.5 people per square mile (157.8/km²). There were 248 housing units at an average density of 195.7/sq mi (75.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.29% White, 6.36% African American, 0.19% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.12% of the population.

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