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Manship Methodist Episcopal Church

“Manship A. M. E. Church, located at Bishop’s Corner, was built in 1830 at which time it was called “Sutton’s Meeting-House.” On Dec. 28, 1844, John Miller donated land to the meeting-house. In 1876, a new building was erected and the name was changed to “Manship.” On Mar. 1, 1886, one-quarter of an acre of […]

Forrest Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church

“Forrest Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church, Moors, is located four miles s. w. of Cheswold near Dinah’s Corner. This congregation was organized in 1896. Harriet E, Everett donated one-quarter of an acre of land on Mar. 6, 1896. The church was incorporated on Mar. 25, 1896. More land was purchased from Joseph Seeney on Oct. […]

Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company

KC-83: This company was organized on February 2, 1928, when a group of interested citizens met at C. H. Pearson’s Store for the purpose of electing officers. William S. Scarborough was chosen to be the President of the organization, and Willard D. Boyce was selected to serve as the first Chief. Funds to support the […]

Little Creek Hundred

KC-5: Originally embraced all lands south of Leipsic Creek and north of Little Creek from Delaware River to Maryland line. In 1869 western half was detached and joined to the western half of Duck Creek Hundred to form Kenton Hundred. Installed in 1932. Refurbished in 1966. Sponsors: Historic Markers Commission, 1932 Public Archives Commission, 1966 […]

Kenton Hundred

Created in 1869 by joining of western halves of Duck Creek and Little Creek Hundreds. Is bounded on the north by Blackbird Hundred in New Castle County, and on the east by Duck Creek and Little Creek Hundreds, on the south by East Dover and West Dover Hundreds, and on the west by Maryland line. […]


RG# 6020   The 1800s In 1856, a station stop was established on the Delaware Railroad at a location where the road that ran west from Leipsic intersected the railroad line. The community that developed here was called Leipsic Station. As it grew into a village, it would be called Moorton after John S. Moor, […]

Am I Part American Indian?

Has anyone ever told you that you may have American Indian ancestry?  Have you ever wondered how you could find out?  One clue may be your last name.  Each tribe has particular surnames that are associated with them.  Names like Coker, Jackson, Durham, and Norwood to name just a few. There are two recognized American Indian […]