A Good Place to Start

Located on the Nanticoke River, Seaford was founded in 1726 and incorporated in 1865. Once the home of the DuPont Co.’s first nylon plant, Seaford bore the title of “The Nylon Capital of the World.” Seaford is south of the Gov. William Ross Plantation, an 1850s Victorian Italianate mansion, which serves as a welcome center.

  • Zip code:  19973
  • Population: 6,928
  • Phone: 302-629-9173
  • Mayor: David Genshaw
  • Fun Fact: Before surveyors Mason and Dixon defined the western boundary of Delaware in 1763, Seaford and many othe other towns in western Sussex County were part of Dorchester county in Maryland.

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