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The car accident lawyers in Millsboro, DE, at My Delaware Lawyers have offered the following historical details on the town.


The town of Millsboro is situated in the southcentral region of Sussex County in the state of Delaware. It helps to form the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. The 3,891.2-acre town includes 153.6 acres of water. Some of the bodies of water include Iron Branch, Betts Pond, and the 101-acre Millsboro Pond. The closest neighbors are Holiday Acres, Stockley, Shortly, and Bryans Store.


The earliest European settlers within the town were primarily second-generation colonists from England who migrated north from Virginia. They moved to join the many that became part of the timber drive during the late 17th century. As many as seven lumber mills were established in the town, with the largest employing 70 workers. Several cemeteries date back to this settlement period, including the Lingo Family Cemetery. During this period, the community had the following:

  • stores
  • churches – both Anglican and Presbyterian congregations
  • a bakery
  • tack and blacksmith shops


There are many restaurants within the neighborhood, including the following:

  • Blue Water Grill
  • Country Kitchen
  • La Tonalteca
  • Kaan’s Bakery
  • Pizza Palace

Located on the eastern border of the town are Moore’s Crossing Senior Apartments. They were built next to the Indian River Senior Center, which was established in 1969. Initially, the center convened in the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church hall led by Donald R. Mortlock and his wife, Florence. Membership had grown to 430 members by 1972. The facility offers the senior members the following services:

  • aerobics
  • billiards
  • Tai Chi & Qi Gong
  • Yoga


Residents can send their children to the public school within the Indian River School District. Some of these include:

  • Millsboro Middle School – located on East State Street
  • East Millsboro Elementary School – located on Iron Branch Road
  • Sussex Central High School – located on Patriots Way


There were 3,877 residents in 2010. This was an increase of 64.3% from the count of 2,360 in 2000. After over 40 years of population increase, the town is still projected to increase 80% by the next count. The resident’s racial makeup was the following in 2000:

  • 73.64% white
  • 3.09% Hispanic or Latino
  • 19.41% African American
  • 0.76% Native American
  • 3.31% Asian
  • 1.27% two or more races
  • 1.61% other races

The household income averaged $40,300. Many of the town’s residents are employed in the following occupations:

  • 16.1% Sales and Related
  • 13.7% Administrative
  • 9.7% Education
  • 7.6% Personal Care
  • 7.4% Construction
  • 6.3% Management
  • 5.5% Facilities

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