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Barratt’s Chapel

KC-25: Erected on land deeded by Col. Philip Barratt, August, 1780. Here Thomas Coke, D.D. Representative of John Wesley, preached November 14, 1784, administering the Sacrament of Holy Communion for first time by a Methodist in America. With Francis Asbury planned organization of Methodist Episcopal Church, calling first conference to meet at Baltimore, December 24, […]

Village of Montchanin

NCC-185: Settled at the triangular intersection of three roads in the early 19th century by workers from the nearby DuPont Black Powder Mills, this village consisted initially of only 2.4 acres. The Wilmington and Northern Railroad established tracks through the vicinity in 1869, leading to a period of sustained growth in population and area. The […]


This was once the home of John Jakob Raskob (1879-1950), financier, DuPont and General Motors Executive, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and developer of the Empire State Building. Known as “The Patio,” his palatial home was constructed 1916-1918 in a style befitting his position in Wilmington Society. The name “Archmere” was given to the […]

Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church

NCC-132: This congregation was organized in 1812. For a number of years services were conducted by Methodist “circuit riders” in members’ homes and local schools. On March 7, 1834, Thomas and Hannah Aldred donated land at this location on which to build a church. Constructed of Brandywine granite, the building was completed later that year. […]

Hebron Methodist Protestant (M.P.) Church

Hebron M.P. Church is one of nine rural Methodist Protestant Churches founded in Sussex County prior to 1888. It is the only known rural M.P. church in Sussex County to have undergone minimal alteration since its construction. The church exemplifies vernacular Greek Revival chapel architecture and retains its original interior finishes. The congregation first formed […]

Mansion Farm: the David Robbins Homestead

This two-story, late 19th-century Victorian house was constructed in phrases by the Robbins family between 1860-1909 and came to replace a modest structure built by David Robins Sr. in the early 1800s. The most notable change made was a two-story frame addition circa 1889 which nearly doubled the size of the home; it has been […]

McColley’s Chapel

SC-231: McColley’s Chapel was built and dedicated in 1858 as a Methodist Church. Congregation members had previously worshipped in a small house on the opposite side of the road. James Redden, a member of the board of trustees, sold the property to the church in 1857 for one dollar. The original church building was constructed […]

David Hall House

This was the home of Colonel David Hall (1752-1817), a patriot of the Revolution and Governor of Delaware. Devoted to the struggle for American Independence, he enlisted in the Continental Army in 1776 and was commissioned as a Captain in the Delaware Regiment. He served with distinction at Long Island and White Plains before his […]

St. Peters Episcopal Church

SC-202: In 1680 the Justices of the County petitioned Governor Edmond Andros for the right to grant lands. Under this authority, a lot of ground at this location was reserved for “public use.” Many of the settlers who came to this area in the late 17th and early 18th centuries were members of the Church […]

Lightship Overfalls

Responsible for establishing aids for the navigation of our nation’s waterways, the United States government initiated the use of manned lightships or “floating lighthouses” in 1820. These vessels addressed many needs. They could be placed in locations where deep water or shifting shoals made fixed structures impractical or impossible, and they could be moved and […]