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

Village of Montchanin

 
 
Village of Montchanin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Stephen J Duncan, September 18, 2011
2. Village of Montchanin Marker
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 39° 47.411′ N, 75° 35.365′ W. Marker is near Montchanin, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Montchanin Road (Delaware Route 100) and Kirk Rd on Montchanin Road. Marker is on the northeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 528 Montchanin Rd, 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); Pennington Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rockland Mill Village (approx. 0.9 miles away); The History of Rockland Village (approx. one mile away); Woodlawn Trustees, Inc. / William Poole Bancroft (approx. one mile away); Camp Brandywine (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hercules "Type A" Turbine Water Wheel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Eagle Roll Mills (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
At the marker, looking south on Montchanin Rd. image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Stephen J Duncan, September 18, 2011
4. At the marker, looking north on Montchanin Rd.
Looking east along Kirk Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen J Duncan, September 18, 2011
5. Looking east along Kirk Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on May 14, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 18, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 25, 2022