Next to the relaxing landscapes and beaches of the Delaware coast, Lewes is a quaint little town that welcomes guests to explore its beautiful sights. The serene atmosphere calms even the busiest of lifestyles. This environment is a perfect setting for the Knowland office dedicated to charting our course for the future.
Around Our Office
Lewes is the location for our Accounting and New Product Development departments. It is also the home base for much of the leadership at the Knowland Group. Here is where we plan for the future, developing new products and improving existing ones while determining a clear path to future successes. Our office looks out on the Historic District of Lewes, putting all the restaurants and shops in the area within walking distance.
Why We Love Our Town
Lewes is located where the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean meet, which is referred to as Cape Henlopen. The beauty and charm of this area is evident from the Historic District to the Cape Henlopen State Park to the beautiful beaches and trails. Lewes is a walking town. Within a half-mile square area, you will find the Historic District, containing many of the older preserved homes, museums, shops, fine restaurants, and more. Lewes is a popular vacation and ocean resort spot for residents of Washington, DC and the surrounding suburbs. It is also home to the Zwaanendael Museum, which features exhibits about Delaware’s history.
A Brief Town History
Lewes was first settled by the Dutch in 1631 as a whaling and trading post. As the earliest town founded in Delaware, Lewes takes pride in its heritage as “The first town in the first state.” During the War of 1812, British naval vessels bombarded the town. A cannonball from that attack can still be found lodged in the wall of one of the historic homes that now serves as the town’s maritime museum. In 1941, the U.S. built Fort Miles immediately to the south of Lewes on Cape Henlopen to defend the Delaware River and the oil refineries and factories on its shores, as well as the city of Philadelphia. The fort later ceased operations in 1991 and was deeded to the State of Delaware to became part of Cape Henlopen State Park.
For more information about opportunities at our Lewes office, please contact our Human Resources Department at 410.860.2270.