Woodland Beach, Delaware

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Woodland Beach, Delaware
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Woodland Beach
Coordinates: 39°20′00″N75°28′29″W / 39.33333°N 75.47472°W / 39.33333; -75.47472 Coordinates: 39°20′00″N75°28′29″W / 39.33333°N 75.47472°W / 39.33333; -75.47472
Country United States
State Delaware
County Kent
Elevation
3 ft (0.9 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 302
GNIS feature ID216417 [1]

Woodland Beach is an unincorporated community in Kent County, Delaware, United States. Woodland Beach is along the Delaware Bay, east of Smyrna at the eastern terminus of Delaware Route 6. The Woodland Beach Wildlife Area is located in Woodland Beach. [2]

History

July 15, 1880 advertisement for steamboat excursions to Woodland Beach, Delaware. Woodlandbeachreybold.png
July 15, 1880 advertisement for steamboat excursions to Woodland Beach, Delaware.

In the 1880s, Woodland Beach was a resort area that was the terminus for the Kent County and Delaware Bay Railroad and daily steamboats from the Delaware City, Salem, and Philadelphia Steamboat Company. [3] Amenities included the Woodland Park hotel; a two-story pavilion with live music, a bar, restaurant, glass observatory on top, and games such as billiards, shuffleboards, and archery; a forested park area with tables, chairs, and swings; and facilities for fishing, swimming, and hunting. [4]

The Thomas Sutton House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. [5]

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References

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  2. Delaware Department of Transportation (2008). Delaware Official Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Dover: Delaware Department of Transportation.
  3. "Peninsular Resorts". The Morning News. Wilmington, Delaware. May 19, 1880.
  4. "Woodland Beach". The Morning News. Wilmington, Delaware. June 21, 1881.
  5. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. July 9, 2010.