Smyrna Historic District

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Smyrna Historic District
Smyrna downtown DE1.jpg
Smyrna Historic District, March 2010
Smyrna Historic District is located in Delaware
Smyrna Historic District
Smyrna Historic District is located in the United States
Smyrna Historic District
LocationDE 6 and U.S. 13, Smyrna, Delaware
Coordinates39°17′59″N 75°36′24″W / 39.29972°N 75.60667°W / 39.29972; -75.60667Coordinates: 39°17′59″N 75°36′24″W / 39.29972°N 75.60667°W / 39.29972; -75.60667
Area132 acres (53 ha)
Built1770 (1770)
Architectural styleGreek Revival, Italianate, Federal
MPSAfrican--American Resources in Delaware MPS (AD)
NRHP reference #80000930[1]
Added to NRHPMay 23, 1980

Smyrna Historic District is a national historic district located at Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware. It encompasses 850 contributing buildings in the town of Smyrna. It includes the majority of residential, commercial, public and ecclesiastical buildings that pre-date 1920, the bulk of which were constructed in the mid-to-late 19th century. Notable buildings include the Cummins-Stockly House, Irishtown Tavern, Spruance House, John Cummins Mansion, A. G. Cummins, Sr. House, Governor William Temple Mansion, Daniel Cummins' Tavern and House, "Greybox," Delaware House, Jones' Drug Store, Smyrna/Clayton Masonic Building, the Peterson Building, Tilghman Building (c. 1840), Abraham Pierce Store (c. 1810), the "Colonial Hotel," Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Citizen's Hose Company No. 1, Benjamin Benson House (1834), Asbury Methodist Church (1845, 1872), Ebenezer Cloak Mansion, and Mt. Olive Holiness Pentecostal (1876).[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ Dean E. Nelson (April 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Smyrna Historic District". National Park Service. and accompanying 31 photos