Canterbury, Delaware

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Canterbury, Delaware
Unincorporated community
Canterbury is located in Delaware
Canterbury is located in the US
Coordinates: 39°2′33″N 75°33′20″W / 39.04250°N 75.55556°W / 39.04250; -75.55556Coordinates: 39°2′33″N 75°33′20″W / 39.04250°N 75.55556°W / 39.04250; -75.55556
Country United States
State Delaware
County Kent
Elevation 56 ft (17 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 302
GNIS feature ID 216055[1]

Canterbury is an unincorporated community in Kent County, Delaware, United States. Canterbury is located at the intersection of U.S. Route 13 and Delaware Route 15 south of Woodside, north of Felton, and east of Viola.[2] The community was named for the city of Canterbury in England. Canterbury was formerly an important place to change horses along the north-south stagecoach line on the Delmarva Peninsula.[3]


  1. ^ "Canterbury". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Delaware Department of Transportation (2008). Delaware Official Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Dover: Delaware Department of Transportation. 
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). The ocean highway: New Brunswick, New Jersey to Jacksonville, Florida. American Guide Series. New York: Modern Age Books. Retrieved 2009-04-10.