Zwaanendael (First settlement in the state)

Name:

Zwaanendael (First settlement in the state)

County:

Sussex

Zip Code:

19958

Latitude / Longitude:

38° 46′ 30 N, 75° 8′ 21.84 W

Elevation:

13 ft (4 m)

Time Zone:

Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)

Comments:

Zwaanendael or Swaanendael /ˈzwɑːnəndɛl/ was a short lived Dutch colonial settlement in Delaware. It was built in 1631. The name is archaic Dutch for “swan dale [or valley].”

Remains:

The site of the settlement later became the town of Lewes, Delaware.

Established:

1631

Disestablished:

1631

Current Status:

The site of the settlement later became the town of Lewes, Delaware.

Remarks:

 

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