Sussex County, Delaware: Pilot Town

Photo: Nadia K. Orton, August 19, 2017. All rights reserved.

“Pilot Town is the section of the Hamlet of Concord where many free African-American families have lived in harmony with the white families since around 1765. It was so named for the many black pilots who lived in the area and piloted vessels down the Nanticoke River to Chesapeake Bay. Two of the best known were Cann Laws and George Laws.”

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