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COURT OF CHANCERY-The Delaware Court of Chancery is widely recognized as the nation's preeminent forum for the determination of disputes involving the internal affairs of the thousands upon thousands of Delaware corporations and other business entities through which a vast amount of the world's commercial affairs is conducted. Its unique competence in and exposure to issues of business law are unmatched. Many corporate lawsuits are tried and settled here.

NUTTER MARVEL CARRIAGE MUSEUM- The Marvel Museum includes a collection of historic buildings and horse drawn carriages. The most priceless aspect of the museum to our citizens are the thousands of photographs, newspaper clippings, books and other memorabilia about Georgetown. Since 1992, the Georgetown Historical Society has meticulously worked to catalog the collection and in conjunction with the Town has sought grants to improve the buildings which house the collection including two barrel roof barns, a 100 year old church, a one room school house, a blacksmith shop, two old railroad freight buildings, a dining room with kitchen, storage buildings, and an office. The museum was the life's love of Nutter D. Marvel, local entrepreneur, horseman and legislator, until his passing in 1988. It was gifted in 1992 to the Town of Georgetown by his grandchildren to preserve his legacy and as a depository of the Town's history.

TREASURES OF THE SEA EXHIBIT- In 1622, the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha, and its sister ship, the Santa Margarita, were sailing from Havana, Cuba to Seville, Spain. Off the coast of Florida, the vessels encountered hurricaneforce winds and high waves which dashed the ships against a coral reef. Within minutes the ships went under and passengers, crew and cargo were lost. Knowing that the Atocha was overladen with a cargo of gold, silver ingots, emeralds and jewelry, the search for the vessel took on great importance to many treasure seekers. However, signs of the ship and its treasure eluded everyone for nearly 360 years. Through the efforts of treasure hunter Mel Fisher, the research of Dr. Eugene Lyons, and the backing of investor Melvin Joseph, Sr. of Georgetown, Delaware, along with others who believed in the search, over 1,000 silver bars, 180,000 silver coins and a number of bronze cannons have been recovered as part of the treasure of the Atocha. And what treasure it is! The magnificence of the gold, the splendor of the jewels and the excitement of the hunt can be enjoyed at the "Treasures of the Sea Exhibit", located at Delaware Technical and Community College, Rt. 18, Georgetown, Delaware.

SUSSEX COUNTY SUPREME COURTHOUSE- The Delaware Supreme Court is the highest court in the State of Delaware. The Court has final appellate jurisdiction in criminal cases in which the sentence exceeds certain minimums, in civil cases as to final judgments and for certain other orders of the Court of Chancery, the Superior Court, and the Family Court. The Supreme Court has discretionary jurisdiction to issue writs of prohibition, quo warranto, certiorari, mandamus or to accept appeals of certain nonfinal orders or certified questions.

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