Bacons is an unincorporated community located 4 miles north of the Maryland line in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Also known as Bacon Switch, the site was once a thriving railroad switch point in the late 19th century. The site between Delmar, Delaware and Laurel, Delaware had a number of small stores. It was named after the Bacon family, who started a farm there, before expanding into the sawmill and basket making business. Parents Thomas and Amelia Bacon, had five sons: Frank, Albert, Thomas, William and Harry. The son Thomas designed a collapsible egg carrier in 1884 that was granted a US Patent, number 299715 . The egg carrier was used to ship eggs to Philadelphia, where it would be collapsed and returned to the farmer. Thomas Bacon Jr. died in 1939.