List of National Historic Landmarks in Delaware

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This is a List of National Historic Landmarks in Delaware. There are 14 National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) in Delaware.

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NHLs

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They are distributed over the three counties of Delaware. Following is a complete list:

[1] Landmark nameImageDate designated [2] Location CountyDescription
1 Aspendale
Aspendale Aspendale, Route 300 (Downs Chapel), Kenton vicinity, (Kent County, Delaware).jpg
Aspendale
April 15, 1970
(#70000170)
Kenton
39°13′18″N75°41′09″W / 39.221667°N 75.685833°W / 39.221667; -75.685833 (Aspendale)
Kent House and small plantation, intact from 1771.
2 Jacob Broom House
Jacob Broom House Broom House Boucher 1975.jpg
Jacob Broom House
December 2, 1974
(#74000602)
Montchanin
39°46′55″N75°34′34″W / 39.781950°N 75.575997°W / 39.781950; -75.575997 (Jacob Broom House)
New Castle Home of constitutional convention delegate Jacob Broom, this historic house is near Brandywine Creek. It is privately owned, near the Hagley Museum and Library.
3 Corbit-Sharp House
Corbit-Sharp House CORBIT-SHARP HOUSE, ODESSA, DELAWARE.jpg
Corbit-Sharp House
December 24, 1967
(#67000004)
Odessa
39°27′15″N75°39′24″W / 39.454167°N 75.656667°W / 39.454167; -75.656667 (Corbit-Sharp House)
New Castle House built in 1772 exemplifying influence of late Georgian architecture from Philadelphia into surrounding regions.
4 John Dickinson House
John Dickinson House John Dickinson Mansion, Kitts Hummock Road, off State Road 68, 0.3 mile east of intersection with State Route 113, (Kent County, Delaware).jpg
John Dickinson House
January 20, 1961
(#66000258)
Dover
39°06′10″N75°26′58″W / 39.102778°N 75.449444°W / 39.102778; -75.449444 (John Dickinson House)
Kent Delaware home where John Dickinson wrote Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania analyzing economic difficulties of colonial America, before the American Revolutionary War
5 Eleutherian Mills
Eleutherian Mills Hagley Unrestored Mill 01.jpg
Eleutherian Mills
November 13, 1966
(#66000259)
Wilmington
39°46′50″N75°34′30″W / 39.780556°N 75.575°W / 39.780556; -75.575 (Eleutherian Mills)
New Castle Gunpowder mills along Brandywine Creek founded by Eleuthère Irénée du Pont in 1802. It is part of the Hagley Museum.
6 Fort Christina
Fort Christina Fort Christina Park.JPG
Fort Christina
November 5, 1961
(#66000260)
Wilmington
39°44′07″N75°32′18″W / 39.735234°N 75.538461°W / 39.735234; -75.538461 (Fort Christina)
New Castle This was the first and principal settlement of the New Sweden colony.
7 Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church
Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church Old Swedes front corner 1.JPG
Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church
November 5, 1961
(#66000261)
Wilmington
39°44′21″N75°32′28″W / 39.739135°N 75.541174°W / 39.739135; -75.541174 (Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church)
New Castle The oldest surviving church from New Sweden, it hosted services in Swedish from 1698 well into the 1800s.
8 Howard High School
Howard High School Howard HS Wilmington.JPG
Howard High School
April 5, 2005
(#85000309)
Wilmington
39°44′48″N75°32′30″W / 39.746556°N 75.541556°W / 39.746556; -75.541556 (Howard High School)
New Castle An all African American high school, this school was subject of Gebhart v. Belton, a desegregation case that was combined with others in the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision by the United States Supreme Court.
9 Lightship LV-118 (Overfalls)
Lightship LV-118 (Overfalls) Lightship Overfalls DE1.jpg
Lightship LV-118 (Overfalls)
June 14, 2011
(#89000006)
Lewes
38°46′41″N75°08′28″W / 38.777917°N 75.141111°W / 38.777917; -75.141111 (Lightship LV-118 (Overfalls))
Sussex Unique lightship was one of few to remain in service during World War II
10 Lombardy Hall
Lombardy Hall Lombardy Hall.JPG
Lombardy Hall
December 2, 1974
(#72000292)
Fairfax, Brandywine Hundred
39°46′53″N75°32′43″W / 39.781485°N 75.545325°W / 39.781485; -75.545325 (Lombardy Hall)
New Castle Home of Gunning Bedford Jr., a delegate to constitutional convention and signer of the U.S. Constitution.
11 New Castle Court House
New Castle Court House Court House, New Castle, Delaware.JPG
New Castle Court House
November 28, 1972
(#72000285)
New Castle
39°39′28″N75°33′49″W / 39.657878°N 75.563680°W / 39.657878; -75.563680 (New Castle Court House)
New Castle Hosted Delaware's colonial assembly from 1704-1777.
12 New Castle Historic District
New Castle Historic District Gunning Bedford House, McWilliam House, & 14 The Strand.jpg
New Castle Historic District
December 24, 1967
(#67000003)
New Castle
39°39′38″N75°33′48″W / 39.660512°N 75.563312°W / 39.660512; -75.563312 (New Castle Historic District)
New Castle Capital of Delaware colony from 1651 to 1761, having well preserved architecture.
13 George Read II House
George Read II House George Read House, New Castle, DE.jpg
George Read II House
December 23, 2016
(#100000872)
New Castle
39°39′35″N75°33′41″W / 39.659607°N 75.561468°W / 39.659607; -75.561468 (George Read II House)
New Castle Home of George Read Jr., the first U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware
14 Stonum
Stonum Stonum, Ninth & Washington Streets (New Castle County, Delaware).jpg
Stonum
November 7, 1973
(#73000524)
New Castle
39°39′37″N75°34′34″W / 39.660222°N 75.576026°W / 39.660222; -75.576026 (Stonum)
New Castle Home of George Read, signer of the Declaration of Independence

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References

  1. Numbers represent an alphabetical ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  2. The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.