The Judge Morris Estate

The Judge Morris Estate (HMQER)

Location: Newark, DE 19711 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 42.217', W 75° 42.5'

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The Former Home of a Delaware Attorney and Judge

Built in the 1790s, this 2½ story gray fieldstone house is the former home of Judge Hugh M. Morris. Morris was a Delaware native, respected attorney and distinguished federal judge. He purchased the house and a large parcel of land here in 1933.

Besides serving as a federal judge, Morris built one of the most important law practices in the state and kept closely involved with the University of Delaware. Yet, he still found time to run his farm, buy more land, and turn the farmhouse into a comfortable home for his family. Morris remodeled the house inside and out, but kept most of its original features.

Morris left instructions in his will, giving the house and land to the University of Delaware upon his death. Morris graduated from the university and years later served as president of its board of trustees. Delaware's Division of Parks and Recreation bought the property in 1998 and made it a part of White Clay Creek State Park.

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Placed ByDelaware State Parks
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 12:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 439275 N 4395102
Decimal Degrees39.70361667, -75.70833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 42.217', W 75° 42.5'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 42' 13.02" N, 75° 42' 30.00" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark DE 19711, US
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