Lewes (pronounced 'LOO-is') is an incorporated city located in Sussex County, Delaware. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,932.
The first European settlement in Delaware, a trading post founded by Dutch settlers in 1631, was named Zwaanendael (or Swaanendael, meaning "swans in the dale") and was located on the site of present-day Lewes.
Lewes, together with the towns of Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany, and Fenwick Island, comprises Delaware's beach resort area and is Sussex County's most densely-populated and fastest-growing area.
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At The BeachCommunity guide; events, lodging, camping, dining, weather, fishing, boating, real estate, churches, transportation, weather, parks, government, and maps.
Cape May-Lewes FerryDaily car and passenger ferry service from Cape May, New Jersey to Lewes, Delaware. Listing of rates and departure times, day trips, special events, FAQ, and summer employment.
Lewes Chamber of CommerceA guide to businesses at the beach in historic Lewes, Delaware. Includes calendar of events, information on shopping, restaurants, accommodations, medical services, and many other outstanding businesses.
Lewes DelawareThe First Town in the First State is the oldest town in the state of Delaware and an historic seaport offering abundant recreational opportunities along the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Lewes DelawareOnline guide to dining, lodging, real estate, shopping and fishing information, a map, and virtual historic walking tour.
Lewes TodayInternet guide to Lewes, Delaware contains information on lodging, shopping, dining, and real estate.