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Encyclopedia > List of Delaware Counties and Hundreds

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Counties in Delaware

County Name Created Parent County County Seat Population
(2000)
Housing
units
area
(sq. miles)
Origin of Name Link
Kent County 1680 Hoornkill District Dover 126,697 50,481 426 Kent County, England Kent County
New Castle County 1673 original Wilmington 500,265 199,521 590 Town of New Castle New Castle County
Sussex County 1680 Hoornkill District Georgetown 156,638 93,070 938 Sussex County, England Sussex County
DELAWARE TOTAL 783,600 343,072 1,954

Hoornkill District was created in 1664 and divided into Deale County and St. Jones County in 1680.
St. Jones County was renamed Kent County in 1682.
Deale County was renamed Sussex County in 1682. The County Seat of Sussex County was at Lewes until 1791. Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... State nickname: The First State Other U.S. States Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner Official languages None Area 6,452 km² (49th)  - Land 5,068 km²  - Water 1,387 km² (21. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Location in Delaware Founded  -Incorporated 1683 1717  County Kent County Mayor Stephen R. Speed Area  - Total  - Water 58. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Motto: A Place To Be Somebody Location in Delaware Founded  -Incorporated 1638, 1832 {{{incorporated}}}  County New Castle County Mayor James M. Baker (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 44. ... New Castle is a city located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Events First Portuguese governor was appointed to Macau The Swedish city Karlskrona was founded as the Royal Swedish Navy relocated there. ... Seal of the Town of Georgetown Georgetown is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Sussex is a traditional county in southern England, divided for administrative purposes into West Sussex and East Sussex and the city of Brighton and Hove. ... State nickname: The First State Other U.S. States Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner Official languages None Area 6,452 km² (49th)  - Land 5,068 km²  - Water 1,387 km² (21. ... Events March 12 - New Jersey becomes a colony of England. ... Events First Portuguese governor was appointed to Macau The Swedish city Karlskrona was founded as the Royal Swedish Navy relocated there. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Events March 11 – Chelsea hospital for soldiers is founded in England May 6 - Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Events March 11 – Chelsea hospital for soldiers is founded in England May 6 - Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Seal of the City of Lewes Lewes (pronounced LOO-is) is an incorporated city located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... 1791 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Hundreds in New Castle County

Hundred Name Created Parent Hundred Primary Town County Origin of Name
Appoquinimink Hundred 1682 original Townsend New Castle County
Blackbird Hundred 1875 Appoquinimink Hundred New Castle County Blackbird Creek
Brandywine Hundred 1682 original Bellefonte New Castle County Brandywine Creek
Christiana Hundred 1682 original Elsmere New Castle County Christiana River
Mill Creek Hundred 1710 Christiana Hundred Hockessin New Castle County Mill Creek
New Castle Hundred 1682 original New Castle New Castle County Town of New Castle
Pencader Hundred 1710 New Castle Hundred Glasgow New Castle County
Red Lion Hundred 1710 New Castle Hundred Delaware City New Castle County
St. George's Hundred 1682 original Middletown New Castle County
White Clay Hundred 1710 Christiana Hundred Newark New Castle County White Clay Creek
Wilmington Hundred 1833 Christiana Hundred Wilmington New Castle County City of Wilmington

A hundred is an administrative division which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller geographical units. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Townsend is a town located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Bellefonte is a town located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Elsmere is a town located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Hockessin is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... New Castle is a city located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Glasgow is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Delaware City is a city located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Middletown is a town located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Main Street is the commercial heart of Newark. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Motto: A Place To Be Somebody Location in Delaware Founded  -Incorporated 1638, 1832 {{{incorporated}}}  County New Castle County Mayor James M. Baker (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 44. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ...

Hundreds in Kent County

Hundred Name Created Parent Hundred Primary Town County Origin of Name
Duck Creek Hundred 1682 original Smyrna Kent County
East Dover Hundred 1859 Dover Hundred Dover Kent County City of Dover
Kenton Hundred 1869 Duck Creek Hundred Kenton Kent County Town of Kenton
Little Creek Hundred 1682 original Leipsic Kent County Little Creek
Milford Hundred 1830 Mispillion Hundred Milford Kent County City of Milford
Mispillion Hundred 1682 original Harrington Kent County Mispillion Creek
North Murderkill Hundred 1855 Murderkill Hundred Camden Kent County Murderkill Creek
South Murderkill Hundred 1855 Murderkill Hundred Felton Kent County Murderkill Creek
West Dover Hundred 1859 Dover Hundred Hartly Kent County City of Dover

St. Jones Hundred was created in 1682 and was renamed Dover Hundred in 1823.
Dover Hundred was divided into East Dover Hundred and West Dover Hundred in 1859.
Murderkill Hundred was created in 1682 and was divided into North Murderkill Hundred and South Murderkill Hundred in 1855. A hundred is an administrative division which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller geographical units. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Smyrna is a town located in Kent County, Delaware and in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Location in Delaware Founded  -Incorporated 1683 1717  County Kent County Mayor Stephen R. Speed Area  - Total  - Water 58. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Kenton is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Leipsic is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Milford is a city located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Harrington is a city located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Camden is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Felton is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Hartly is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Events March 11 – Chelsea hospital for soldiers is founded in England May 6 - Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles. ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Events March 11 – Chelsea hospital for soldiers is founded in England May 6 - Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles. ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Hundreds in Sussex County

Hundred Name Created Parent Hundred Primary Town County Origin of Name
Baltimore Hundred 1775 Worcester County, Maryland Millville Sussex County
Broad Creek Hundred 1775 Somerset County, Maryland Bethel Sussex County
Broadkill Hundred 1696 original Milton Sussex County
Cedar Creek Hundred 1702 Broadkill Hundred Milford Sussex County
Dagsboro Hundred 1773 Worcester County, Maryland Millsboro Sussex County
Georgetown Hundred 1863 Broadkill Hundred Georgetown Sussex County
Gumboro Hundred 1873 Dagsboro Hundred Sussex County
Indian River Hundred 1706 Lewes & Rehoboth Hundred Angola Sussex County
Lewes & Rehoboth Hundred 1692 original Lewes Sussex County
Little Creek Hundred 1774 Somerset County, Maryland Laurel Sussex County
Nanticoke Hundred 1775 Somerset County, Maryland Sussex County
Northwest Fork Hundred 1775 Dorchester County, Maryland Bridgeville Sussex County
Seaford Hundred 1869 Northwest Fork Hundred Seaford Sussex County

A hundred is an administrative division which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller geographical units. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Worcester County (pronounced WOO-ster) is the easternmost county located in the state of Maryland. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission... Millville is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Somerset County is the southernmost county in the state of Maryland, located in the eastern part of the state. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission... Bethel is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Milton is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Milford is a city located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Worcester County (pronounced WOO-ster) is the easternmost county located in the state of Maryland. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission... Millsboro is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Seal of the Town of Georgetown Georgetown is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Seal of the City of Lewes Lewes (pronounced LOO-is) is an incorporated city located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Somerset County is the southernmost county in the state of Maryland, located in the eastern part of the state. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission... Laurel is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Somerset County is the southernmost county in the state of Maryland, located in the eastern part of the state. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Dorchester County is a county located in the state of Maryland. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission... Bridgeville is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Seaford is a city located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ...

References

  • The Delaware Genealogical research Guide (1997). Delaware Counties and Hundreds. Retrieved August 17, 2005.

 
 

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