Nestled in Sussex County, Delaware, Dagsboro stands as a welcoming town proudly served by The Sharma Law Firm, your trusted personal injury attorney in Seaford, DE. Let's delve into the rich history and vibrant community that define Dagsboro.
Dagsboro, incorporated in the early 1900s, is a town that springs to life during the summer months, thanks to Delaware Route 26's beach-bound traffic. This charming town, situated in the Indian River School District, boasts a history that dates back to 1747. Over the years, it has been known by various names, including Blackfoot Town, Dagsbury, and Dagsborough. Its current name pays homage to Brigadier General John Dagworthy (1721–1784), a prominent figure in the Sussex County Militia during the American Revolutionary War.
Dagsboro is located at 38°32′57″N 75°14′45″W, covering an area of 2.3 square miles, all of which is land. Roads play a central role in connecting Dagsboro to the surrounding areas, with three state highways serving the town. U.S. Route 113, the most significant of these, runs along the western edge of town, connecting northward to Georgetown and southward to Maryland. Delaware Route 20 and Delaware Route 26 intersect along Main Street in the town center. DE 20 heads west-northwest to east-southeast, while DE 26 takes a more direct east-west path, leading to the coast with DE 20 heading to Fenwick Island and DE 26 reaching Bethany Beach. Additionally, the Delmarva Central Railroad's Dagsboro Industrial Track line passes north-south through Dagsboro.
Dagsboro's population has grown steadily over the years. At the 2010 census, it was home to 805 people, residing in 364 households, and forming a close-knit community. The town's population comprises a diverse mix of residents, with 85.6% being White, 6.6% African American, and a range of other racial backgrounds. Approximately 8.7% of residents identify as Hispanic or Latino.
Families make up a significant portion of Dagsboro's residents, with 31.8% of households having children under the age of 18. The town is a harmonious blend of households, with 52.1% being married couples, 13.2% headed by a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% representing non-family households. Dagsboro's diverse demographics contribute to its vibrant and inclusive community.
Dagsboro is home to several historical landmarks that serve as windows into the town's past. Prince George's Chapel, built in 1755 and named for Prince George (later King George III), stands as one of the oldest churches in the United States. This sacred site, which became part of the Church of England's Worcester Parish in 1757, is a testament to the town's enduring history.
Another cherished landmark is the Clayton Theatre, which opened its doors on February 2, 1949. Named after John M. Clayton, a former United States senator and Secretary of State, this theater has been a hub of entertainment for locals and visitors alike. With a single screen, it continues to operate as Delaware's last single-screen theater, preserving a sense of nostalgia for moviegoers.
Dagsboro also boasts the Delaware Botanic Gardens, featuring a stunning meadow designed by renowned garden designer Piet Oudolf. Opened to the public in 2020, this botanical oasis adds a touch of natural beauty to the town.
At The Sharma Law Firm, we are proud to serve the resilient and diverse community of Dagsboro, Delaware. If you have any legal concerns or require our professional assistance, please know that we are here to support you. Our team is committed to standing by the vibrant community of Dagsboro and its residents.