Glenville, Delaware

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A destroyed Glenville, DE, home- Photo Taken Oct 2, 2003- two weeks after a storm destroyed the town

Glenville, Delaware is a ghost town in Delaware, United States, at 39°42′45″N 75°38′24″W / 39.7126°N 75.6399°W / 39.7126; -75.6399Coordinates: 39°42′45″N 75°38′24″W / 39.7126°N 75.6399°W / 39.7126; -75.6399. The community consisted of a development on Bread and Cheese Island, on the east bank of the Red Clay Creek near its mouth, just south of Delaware Route 4 near Stanton. Located in the floodplain for Red Clay Creek, the subdivision has always been prone to flooding, such as flooding from Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and Tropical Storm Henri in 2003. After floods caused by Tropical Storm Henri on September 15, 2003, homeowners were bought out by the state and local government, and the community was abandoned in 2004. Demolition began in 2005.[1]


  1. ^ Chadderdon, Jesse (2005-08-19). "Ceremony marks end of Glenville community" (PDF). Brandywine Community News. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 3, 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-29.