The Story of Georgetown


A 1924 postcard features The Circle and the Brick Hotel.

Georgetown: From forgotten field to center of everything

Georgetown’s story begins with the founding of Sussex County.

When Henry Hudson sailed up the Delaware Bay in 1609, he glanced at what would later become Sussex County, claimed it for the Netherlands and kept moving.

The Dutch tried...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 3:13pm

Like a bulls-eye, this four-layer fountain marks the center of the Georgetown Circle.

Georgetown thrives ‘16 miles from anywhere’

Georgetown is, as the saying goes, “16 miles from anywhere.” It works as a slogan for one of the town’s newest employers, and as Sussex County’s population and economy grows, it’s just a good place to be.

Town Manager Eugene Dvornik has...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 3:10pm

Sussex County Courthouse has served justice on The Circle since it was completed in 1839, with portico and cupola added in 1914.

Georgetown poised for growth

Due to its geographic location, perfectly set in the center of Sussex County, Georgetown has great potential for growth.

“We’re always entertaining new businesses and talking to developers to see what’s available, what people are talking...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 1:25pm

The Brick Hotel has been an icon for centuries, here in 1926, left, and 2017, right.

The Brick Hotel has had a front-row view of Georgetown history

Joshua S. Layton and Caleb B. Sipple — perhaps as much as any two people in history — could claim that they helped build Georgetown from the ground up.

In 1836, the builders replaced a frame public house with a new inn and tavern, and from...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 1:22pm