Brandywine Village

Brandywine Village (HM8T1)

Location: Wilmington, DE 19802 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 45.063', W 75° 32.593'

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Around 1740 water-powered mills began to appear in this area where the Brandywine River ends its journey falling 124 feet in its final five miles. Small vessels carrying grain from nearby farms sailed directly to the mills. Other ships laden with flour sailed away to distant markets where Brandywine Superfine flour was known for it high quality.

In 1799 residents of the community erected a handsome building to serve as a community hall and school. By 1820 several fine millers' homes overlooked Market Street. The village was home to coopers, carpenters, blacksmiths, leather workers, and mill hands. In 1869 Brandywine Village became part of Wilmington.

Brandywine Village was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. The boundaries of the district were expanded in 1976. Well-preserved millers' houses, the Academy, and especially the sound of the rushing Brandywine, remain as reminders of a rich past.
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HM NumberHM8T1
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Marker NumberNC-101
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
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Date Added Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 8:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 453463 N 4400267
Decimal Degrees39.75105000, -75.54321667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.063', W 75° 32.593'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 3.78" N, 75° 32' 35.58" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-49 Race St, Wilmington DE 19802, US
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