The Judge Morris Estate
The Former Home of a Delaware Attorney and Judge
Besides serving as a federal judge, Morris built one of the most important law practices in the state and kept closely involved with the University of Delaware. Yet, he still found time to run his farm, buy more land, and turn the farmhouse into a comfortable home for his family. Morris remodeled the house inside and out, but kept most of its original features.
Morris left instructions in his will, giving the house and land to the University of Delaware upon his death. Morris graduated from the university and years later served as president of its board of trustees. Delaware's Division of Parks and Recreation bought the property in 1998 and made it a part of White Clay Creek State Park.
Erected by Delaware State Parks.
Location. 39° 42.217′ N, 75° 42.5′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from Polly Drummond Hill Road 0.2 miles north of Kirkwood Highway. Touch for map. Marker located within the Judge Morris
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Judge Morris Estate (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meeteer House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Robert Kirkwood, Jr. (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ebenezer United Methodist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); St. John the Baptist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hiram Lodge No. 25 (approx. 2½ miles away); New Century Club (approx. 2½ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Additional keywords. Delaware State Parks, Newark, White Clay Creek
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,138 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.