Mr. Webb's Sussex County directory is divided into three parts. The first part, comprising fully half the book, gives a historical overview of Sussex County, eminent Sussex pioneers, the establishment of the county courthouse, and so forth. The historical narrative then moves on to each of the county's fourteen townships from Andover through Wantage, delineating milestones, landmarks, and famous episodes in the lives of the townships. Part 2 constitutes the directory itself, which is arranged by township and lists the name of each freeholder, with his village, living in Sussex County at the time of the volume's original publication in 1872. In all, some 5,000 freeholders can be found in the directory.