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Village of Montchanin

 
 
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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
Village of Montchanin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, September 18, 2011
2. Village of Montchanin Marker
NC-185.)
 
Location. 39° 47.411′ N, 75° 35.365′ W. Marker is near Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Montchanin Rd (Delaware Route 100) and Kirk Rd on Montchanin Rd. Marker is on the northeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19807, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pierre Samuel DuPont de Nemours Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Rockland Mill Village (approx. 0.9 miles away); Camp Brandywine (approx. 1.1 miles away); Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lynn W. Williams - Pioneer of Preservation (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lorraine Fleming (approx. 1.4 miles away); Alexis I. duPont Middle School (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 18, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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