Noxontown

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Noxontown
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Noxontown, Historic HABS Photo
Noxontown is located in Delaware
Noxontown
Noxontown is located in the US
Noxontown
LocationNoxontown Road, near Middletown, Delaware
Coordinates39°26′9″N 75°41′2″W / 39.43583°N 75.68389°W / 39.43583; -75.68389Coordinates: 39°26′9″N 75°41′2″W / 39.43583°N 75.68389°W / 39.43583; -75.68389
Area4.9 acres (2.0 ha)
Builtc. 1740 (1740)
NRHP reference #73000518[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 2, 1973

Noxontown consists of the remaining buildings and structures associated with a country mill site and village located near Middletown, New Castle County, Delaware. They are a house, small frame mill, shed, and mill dam. The house was built by Thomas Noxon about 1740, and is a 2 1/2-story, four bay, brick dwelling with a two-story brick wing.

Noxon House, date unknown, Delaware State Archives

The 2 1/2-story frame mill predates the house. It measures 30 feet by 40 feet and has a metal roof. Noxontown was an important trading and milling center throughout the Colonial period. The mill was in operation as a merchant mill until 1855 and thereafter solely as a custom mill.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

All the buildings of Noxontown are now owned by St. Andrew's School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Joan M. Norton (October 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Noxontown". National Park Service. and accompanying three photos

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