List of National Historic Landmarks in Delaware

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This is a List of National Historic Landmarks in Delaware. There are 13 National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) in Delaware.


They are distributed over the three counties of Delaware. Following is a complete list:

[1] Landmark name Image Date designated[2] Location County Description
1 Aspendale
1982 HABS photo
April 15, 1970
39°06′10″N 75°26′58″W / 39.102778°N 75.449444°W / 39.102778; -75.449444 (Aspendale)
Kent House and small plantation, intact from 1771.
2 Jacob Broom House
Jacob Broom House
December 2, 1974
39°47′03″N 75°39′44″W / 39.784221°N 75.662224°W / 39.784221; -75.662224 (Jacob Broom House)
New Castle Home of constitutional convention delegate Jacob Broom, this historic house is near Brandywine Creek. It is part of the Hagley Museum.
3 Corbit-Sharp House
Corbit-Sharp House
December 24, 1967
39°27′15″N 75°39′24″W / 39.454167°N 75.656667°W / 39.454167; -75.656667 (Corbit-Sharp House)
New Castle House built in 1772 exemplifying influence of late Georgian architecture from Philadelphia into surrounding regions.
4 John Dickinson House
1982 HABS photo
January 20, 1961
39°06′10″N 75°26′58″W / 39.102778°N 75.449444°W / 39.102778; -75.449444 (John Dickinson House)
Kent Delaware home where John Dickinson wrote Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania analyzing economic difficulties of colonial America, before the American Revolutionary War
5 Eleutherian Mills
Unrestored mill on the Brandywine
November 13, 1966
39°46′50″N 75°34′30″W / 39.780556°N 75.575°W / 39.780556; -75.575 (Eleutherian Mills)
New Castle Gunpowder mills along Brandywine Creek founded by Eleuthère Irénée du Pont in 1802. It is part of the Hagley Museum.
6 Fort Christina
Monument at the fort site
November 5, 1961
39°44′07″N 75°32′18″W / 39.735234°N 75.538461°W / 39.735234; -75.538461 (Fort Christina)
New Castle This was the first and principal settlement of the New Sweden colony.
7 Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church
Holy Trinity Church
November 5, 1961
39°44′21″N 75°32′28″W / 39.739135°N 75.541174°W / 39.739135; -75.541174 (Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church)
New Castle The oldest surviving church from New Sweden, it hosted services in Swedish from 1698 well into the 1800s.
8 Howard High School
Entrance to the school
April 5, 2005
39°44′48″N 75°32′30″W / 39.746556°N 75.541556°W / 39.746556; -75.541556 (Howard High School)
New Castle An all African American high school, this school was subject of Gebhart v. Belton, a desegregation case that was combined with others in the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision by the United States Supreme Court.
9 Lightship LV-118 (Overfalls)
Lightship LV-118 (Overfalls)
June 14, 2011
38°46′41″N 75°08′28″W / 38.777917°N 75.141111°W / 38.777917; -75.141111 (Lightship LV-118 (Overfalls))
Sussex Unique lightship was one of few to remain in service during World War II
10 Lombardy Hall
Lombardy Hall
December 2, 1974
39°46′46″N 75°32′41″W / 39.779498°N 75.544726°W / 39.779498; -75.544726 (Lombardy Hall)
New Castle Home of Gunning Bedford, Jr., a delegate to constitutional convention and signer of the U.S. Constitution.
11 New Castle Court House
New Castle Court House
November 28, 1972
New Castle
39°39′28″N 75°33′49″W / 39.657878°N 75.563680°W / 39.657878; -75.563680 (New Castle Court House)
New Castle Hosted Delaware's colonial assembly from 1704-1777.
12 New Castle Historic District
1936 HABS photo
December 24, 1967
New Castle
39°39′38″N 75°33′48″W / 39.660512°N 75.563312°W / 39.660512; -75.563312 (New Castle Historic District)
New Castle Capital of Delaware colony from 1651 to 1761, having well preserved architecture.
13 Stonum
1982 HABS photo
November 7, 1973
New Castle
39°39′37″N 75°34′34″W / 39.660222°N 75.576026°W / 39.660222; -75.576026 (Stonum)
New Castle Home of George Read, signer of the Declaration of Independence

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  1. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  2. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.

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