Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Milford in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mispillion River Greenway Historical Sites

 
 
Mispillion River Greenway Historical Sites Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, April 21, 2011
1. Mispillion River Greenway Historical Sites Marker
Inscription.  See individual pictures for text.
 
Location. 38° 54.75′ N, 75° 25.967′ W. Marker is in Milford, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from Mill Street 0.1 miles south of Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Mill Street, Milford DE 19963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple Lodge No. 9 A.F. & A.M. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Milford (about 700 feet away); Parson Thorne Mansion (about 700 feet away); The Vaules-Grier Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Oliver (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christ Church (approx. mile away); The Towers (approx. mile away); Causey House (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Railroad image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, April 21, 2011
2. Railroad
Old railroad bridge at Silver Lake, showing peninsulas and one of the islands, circa 1908.
Williams Bark Mill image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, April 21, 2011
3. Williams Bark Mill
Williams Bark Mill, which stood at the head of Silver Lake, was a flourishing business in 1880. Here bark was rossed (stripped) from oak trees and processed to make quercitron for tanning leather.
Century Club Building image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, April 21, 2011
4. Century Club Building
Century Club Building, Church Avenue. Built in 1885 for the Milford Classical Academy. Later sold to the Milford New Century Club, which owns it and uses it for meetings.
Abbott's Shipyard image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, April 21, 2011
5. Abbott's Shipyard
Abbott's Shipyard in full operation on Mispillion River at end of Fisher Avenue. This shipyard began business in 1869.
Dam & Mills image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, April 21, 2011
6. Dam & Mills
This Dam, Mill Race and Mill Pond are all that remains of "Milford Mills" a grand red mill first erected in 1788 by Parson Thorne. Over the past 200 years, the City of Milford has grown and flourished around this site. Located at the head of the Mispillion River tidal limits, Milford has been an ideal spot for a thriving community. Shipbuilding and agricultural commerce fueled the early economy. Dams were built, mills erected and streets located. Today, Milford has become home for many familes.
 

More. Search the internet for Mispillion River Greenway Historical Sites.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 21, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement