Town of Wyoming

Town of Wyoming (HMQH6)

Location: Wyoming, DE 19934 Kent County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 7.114', W 75° 33.532'

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The construction of the Delaware Railroad in the 1850s led to the establishment of the Delmarva Peninsula's first and most important north-south railway transportation artery. Proximity to the nearby community of Camden resulted in the location of a station here when the railroad arrived in 1856. Settlement of "West Camden" quickly expanded with the construction of homes and businesses. In 1865 the Rev. John J. Pierce migrated here from the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. Rev. Pierce purchased lands and subdivided them into building lots. Other residents of Wyoming Valley followed Rev. Pierce and settled in and around the thriving village. Desiring to sever any shared identity or connection with Camden, residents chose to honor the new citizens by changing the name of the community to Wyoming. A Post Office was established in 1866, and in 1869 the Town of Wyoming was incorporated by the Delaware General Assembly. Surrounded by some of the state's most-productive farmlands, the Town of Wyoming was a major point for the shipping of peaches and other agricultural products.
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HM NumberHMQH6
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Marker NumberKC-63
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 4:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 451687 N 4330082
Decimal Degrees39.11856667, -75.55886667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 7.114', W 75° 33.532'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 7' 6.84" N, 75° 33' 31.92" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 S Railroad Ave, Wyoming DE 19934, US
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