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 in 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Digital, Delmarva. "City of Lewes - Mayor & City Council". www.ci.lewes.de.us. Archived from the original on 2015-08-12. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  3. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 25, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018". Archived from the original on July 14, 2018. Retrieved July 4, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Lewes". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  6. "Lewes: What's in a Name?". Historic Lewes. Lewes Historical Society. Archived from the original on 19 August 2019. Retrieved 19 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)