is a small town in Sussex County, Delaware. Covering 4.3 sq mi (11.1 sq km), it has a population of 2,700 (2011 estimate) on the central coast of the state. Lewes is in the Eastern Standard Time zone, which is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-5/-4).
The history of Lewes goes back to 1631, when it was founded as a trading post by Dutch settlers. It was originally named Zwaanendael, meaning "swan valley". With a year of its establishment, the original settlement was destroyed by local Native Americans.
Today Lewes is a local tourist destination. Most of the visitors come from major cities in the area such as Washington DC. It is regarded as an ocean resort. It is adjacent to the Cape Henlopen State Park. Other sights of interest in town includes the Zwaanendael Museum, which provides a glimpse into local history, and the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal.
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The main highways to take to reach Lewes include the Lewes Georgetown Highway (State Route 404) and the Delaware Coastal Highway (State Route 1). There is also a ferry service linking Lewes with Cape May in New Jersey.
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