Thompson's Loss and Gain Site

Last updated
Thompson's Loss and Gain Site
Nearest city Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
NRHP reference # 78000925 [1]
Added to NRHP September 13, 1978

The Thompson's Loss and Gain Site is a colonial-era historic site near Rehoboth Beach in Sussex County, Delaware. It is an archaeological site encompassing a tenant farm that was in active use from about 1720 to 1780. The site includes the site of a house, root cellar, and well. [2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. [1]

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware City in Delaware, United States

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List of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Sussex County, Delaware, United States.

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