The mansion was situated just 300 yards north of the river. Early property descriptions note, "The Creek is navigable for Shallops, some miles above the Farms and affords at least six convenient Landings on the premises."
Shallops, small open boats used in shallow waters, carried grain and other agricultural products from Dickinson's landings along the river to northern ports including Wilmington and Philadelphia.
The St. Jones River helped supplement the diet of the people on Jones Neck. Residents included landowners, indentured servants, tenants, free and enslaved individuals.
In 1764, a newspaper advertisement leasing the property noted "... great Conveniency for fishing and Oystering..."
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|Date Added||Friday, November 28th, 2014 at 9:03pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 461233 N 4328052|
|Decimal Degrees||39.10075000, -75.44833333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 6.045', W 75° 26.9'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 6' 2.7" N, 75° 26' 54" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 318 Kitts Hummock Rd, Dover DE 19901, US|
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