Lewes, Delaware

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Lewes, Delaware
Second Street in downtown Lewes in 2006
Second Street in downtown Lewes in 2006
Motto(s): 
"The First Town in The First State"[1]
Location of Lewes in Sussex County, Delaware.
Location of Lewes in Sussex County, Delaware.
Lewes is located in Delaware
Lewes
Lewes
Location within the state of Delaware
Lewes is located in the United States
Lewes
Lewes
Lewes (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°46′28″N 75°08′22″W / 38.77444°N 75.13944°W / 38.77444; -75.13944Coordinates: 38°46′28″N 75°08′22″W / 38.77444°N 75.13944°W / 38.77444; -75.13944
CountryUnited States
StateDelaware
CountySussex
FoundedJune 3, 1631
IncorporatedFebruary 2, 1818
Government
 • MayorTheodore W. Becker [2]
Area
 • Total4.72 sq mi (12.24 km2)
 • Land3.80 sq mi (9.85 km2)
 • Water0.92 sq mi (2.39 km2)
Elevation
13 ft (4 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,747
 • Estimate 
(2018)[4]
3,233
 • Density808.31/sq mi (312.07/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19958
Area code(s)302
FIPS code10-41830
GNIS feature ID214214[5]
WebsiteCity of Lewes Delaware Website

Lewes (// LOO-iss)[6] is a city of Delaware in the United States. It is in Sussex County, which is in the south part of the state. The city is next to the Delaware Bay and is near the Atlantic Ocean. Lewes had 2,932 people in 2000.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "City of Lewes Delaware Website". City of Lewes Delaware Website. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  2. Digital, Delmarva. "City of Lewes - Mayor & City Council". www.ci.lewes.de.us.
  3. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 25, 2017.
  4. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018". Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  5. "Lewes". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  6. "Lewes: What's in a Name?". Historic Lewes. https://www.historiclewes.org/. Retrieved 19 August 2019. External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.