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Encyclopedia > Mill Creek Hundred

Mill Creek Hundred is the name of an unincorporated subdivision of New Castle County, Delaware. Hundreds were once used as a basis for representation in the Delaware General Assembly, and while their names still appear on all real estate transactions, they presently have no meaningful use or purpose except as a geographical point of reference. New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 49th 6,452 km² 48 km 161 km 21. ... The word hundred can mean: The word form of the number 100 Hundred (division) Hundred (word) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Delaware General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Delaware. ...

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Boundaries and Formation

Mill Creek Hundred is that portion of New Castle County that lies north and east of White Clay Creek and west of Red Clay Creek. Its western boundary follows a portion of the 12 mile arc drawn around the town of New Castle. It was formed from Christiana Hundred in 1710 and was named for Mill Creek that flows through its center. White Clay Creek is a tributary of the Christina River, approximately 25 mi (40 km) long, in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware in the United States. ... Red Clay Creek is a tributary of White Clay Creek, approximately 15 mi (24 km) long, in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware in the United States. ... New Castle is a city located in New Castle County, Delaware, six miles (10 km) south of Wilmington, situated on the Delaware River, at the head of Delaware Bay. ... Christiana Hundred is the name of an unincorporated subdivision of New Castle County, Delaware. ...


Development

Excepting large areas along Red Clay Creek and White Clay Creek preserved in parks or large estates, this area is now completely suburban with continuous commercial and residential developments. The southern portion was built up in the mid twentieth century, with the northern portion developed more in the later decades and continuing to the present. A portion of the city of Newark, the Hockessin, North Star, and Pike Creek Census Designated Places (CDP) and the communities of Stanton and Milltown are in Mill Creek Hundred. Main Street is the commercial heart of Newark. ... Hockessin is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... North Star is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Pike Creek is a census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ...


Geography

Important geographical features, in addition to Red Clay Creek, White Clay Creek and Mill Creek, include Pike Creek, Muddy Run, and Turkey Run. It is mostly in the piedmont region, but the southern portion is below the eastern fall line and on the coastal plain. Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) is a region of northwestern Italy. ... The fall line has meanings in both geographical features and the sport of alpine skiing. ... In geography, a coastal plain is an area of flat, low-lying land adjacent to a seacoast and separated from the interior by other features. ...


Transportation

Important roads include portions of the Kirkwood Highway (DE Route 2), the Old Capital Trail, Lancaster Pike (DE Route 48), Newport-Gap Pike (DE Route 41), the Old Wilmington Road, Limestone Road (DE Route 7), Paper Mill Road (DE Route 72), and the old main highway between Wilmington and Baltimore, now Newport-Stanton Pike and Christiana-Stanton Road (DE Route 7). A portion of the old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, now CSX Transportation crosses through Stanton, the Wilmington and Western Railroad runs along Red Clay Creek to Hockessin, and the Newark, Avondale and Delaware City Railroad once ran along White Clay Creek. 1876 map The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) is one of the oldest railroads in the United States, with an original line from the port of Baltimore, Maryland west to the Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia and Parkersburg, West Virginia. ... CSX Transportation (AAR reporting mark CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the CSX Corporation. ...


 
 

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