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CAPE GAZEWE, Friday, May 2- May 8, 1997. 43 Is Forn photo All of Sussex County mee00 at the Circle in Georgetown Delaware's legislature, bowing to pubUe pressure, eoneaived George- yards in each direction and it was named for George Mitchell, a leading town as the county seat for Sussex County in January, 1791. It appointed member of the planning group. The first courthouse, cypress-shingled, and several prominent Sussex Countians to find a central site for a seat of gov- first Jail, brick, went up in 1793. Building and change around the Circle eminent to replace Lewistown, now Lewes, which was hardly convenient have continued ever since. This photograph, taken on a quiet Sunday for residents of the far reaches of the 943 square mile county. Surveyor morning from the east, shows the brick government buildings and banks at Rhoads ShanklAnd laid out the town with a center circle extending 100 the center of Georgetown and the surronnding area as they exist today. ||i||||||||||||" i i "|||||||||||||||