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Near Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Village of Montchanin

 
 
Village of Montchanin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, September 18, 2011
1. Village of Montchanin Marker
Inscription. Settled at the triangular intersection of three roads in the early 19th century by workers from the nearby DuPont Black Powder Mills, this village consisted initially of only 2.4 acres. The Wilmington and Northern Railroad established tracks through the vicinity in 1869, leading to a period of sustained growth in population and area. The village, known as DuPont Station, became a major shipping point for the mills, and warehouses and rail sidings were built nearby to facilitate transport of the powder. in 1889, a new railroad station was constructed, and a post office was established to serve the surrounding countryside. These signs of enduring settlement were commemorated with a new name for the village. Montchanin was chosen in honor of Anne Alexandrine de Montchanin, who was the mother of Pierre Samuel duPont de Nemours, the founder of the American duPont dynasty. The range of architectural styles and the history of the hamlet were recognized when the Montchanin Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
 
Erected 2008 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-185.)
 
Location. 39° 47.411′ N, 75° 35.365′ W. Marker is near Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County
Village of Montchanin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, September 18, 2011
2. Village of Montchanin Marker
. Marker is at the intersection of Montchanin Rd (Delaware Route 100) and Kirk Rd on Montchanin Rd. Click for map. Marker is on the northeast corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19807, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Brandywine (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Alexis I. duPont Middle School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rockford Tower (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of DuPont Airfield (approx. 1.8 miles away); Samuel Francis Du Pont (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mount Salem United Methodist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gibraltar (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilmington.
 
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At the marker, looking south on Montchanin Rd. image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, September 18, 2011
3. At the marker, looking south on Montchanin Rd.
At the marker, looking north on Montchanin Rd. image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, September 18, 2011
4. At the marker, looking north on Montchanin Rd.
Looking east along Kirk Rd. image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, September 18, 2011
5. Looking east along Kirk Rd.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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