Hanbys Corner, Delaware

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Hanbys Corner, Delaware
Hanbys Corner is located in Delaware
Hanbys Corner
Hanbys Corner
Hanbys Corner is located in the United States
Hanbys Corner
Hanbys Corner
Coordinates: 39°49′21″N 75°29′14″W / 39.82250°N 75.48722°W / 39.82250; -75.48722Coordinates: 39°49′21″N 75°29′14″W / 39.82250°N 75.48722°W / 39.82250; -75.48722
CountryUnited States
CountyNew Castle
308 ft (94 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)302
GNIS feature ID214051[1]

Hanbys Corner is an unincorporated community in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. It is located at the intersection of Delaware Route 3 (Marsh Road) and Delaware Route 92 (Naamans Road), in Brandywine Hundred.[1][2] The area is named for Richard G. Hanby, who first purchased the 125-acre (0.51 km2) parcel from the descendants of William Penn in 1753.[3] His descendants included several notable figures in the local political scene including Samuel Winfield Hanby (1817-1892) who was elected as a State Representative in 1874, Jacob Klose Hanby (1839-1932) who was Samuel's son and was elected State Representative in 1904, Robert Johnson Hanby (1834-1898), who served in the 124th PA infantry during the Civil War and was elected State Senator in 1896, and Florence Wood Hanby (1870-1963), who was Robert's daughter-in-law and was the first woman elected to the Delaware House of Representatives in 1924.[4] In addition Wayne Hanby and James Hanby have both served as Justices of the Peace for New Castle County.[citation needed] The last Hanby to occupy the property, Albert T. Hanby (1881-1947), another son of Samuel, attended West Chester State College before getting his law degree from Penn Law School. Albert became a Philadelphia lawyer and left his farm at Hanby's Corner to be used for the good of "all the children in Delaware". He and his wife created a foundation in 1945 to protect the property from further development.[3] Today the YMCA operates their Hanby Camp there, and the trust provide scholarships for kids who might not otherwise be able to attend. In 2007 that support was over $70,000.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Hanbys Corner". 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. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Archaeological Survey - Series No. 129" (PDF). Delaware Department of Transportation. 1994.
  4. ^ Munroe, John A. (1993). History of Delaware. p. 211.