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RG# 5030   The 1900s Located north of Rodman Road between Philadelphia Pike and River Road, a streetcar line along Brandywine Boulevard originally bisected Bellefonte making it one of Wilmington’s original “streetcar” suburbs. The Town was incorporated in 1915 in the corporate name of “The Commissioners of Bellefonte.” Its limits enclosed three subdivisions called Montrose, […]


RG# 7040   In the seventeenth century, a village called Blackfoot Town was settled at the headwater of Pepper Creek, a tributary of the Indian River Bay. In 1774, William Penn granted a tract of land which contained this village to General John Dagsworthy and the village was re-named Dagsborough/Dagsboro in his honor.   The […]

Town and City Histories

The legal principle which governs the way in which municipalities in Delaware are governed stems from a ruling made in 1868 by John Dillon, a judge from Iowa who decreed that “municipal corporations owe their origins to and derive their powers and rights wholly from the legislature.” As Delaware’s General Assembly determines how each local […]

High School Lesson Plans

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4th and 5th Grades Lesson Plan Image Gallery

  1796 Map Lesson E – Court Record Lesson F – Worksheet Lesson G – Probate Lesson H – Bunker Hill Lesson H – Chew House Lesson J – Flag 2 Lesson Q – Gazette Lesson Q – Thomas Garrett Complete Image Gallery PDF (1.3MB)

High School Lesson Plan Image Gallery

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Looking Back: A Primary Source Education Kit for Delaware High Schools

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Guide To Vital Statistics Records

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Guide to Revolutionary War Records

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