Montchanin, Delaware

Montchanin is an unincorporated community in New Castle County, Delaware, United States.[1] Montchanin is located at the intersection of Delaware Route 100 and Kirk Road to the northwest of Wilmington.[2]

Montchanin
Montchanin Station
Montchanin Station
Montchanin is located in Delaware
Montchanin
Montchanin
Location within the state of Delaware
Montchanin is located in the United States
Montchanin
Montchanin
Montchanin (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°47′23″N 75°35′21″W / 39.78972°N 75.58917°W / 39.78972; -75.58917Coordinates: 39°47′23″N 75°35′21″W / 39.78972°N 75.58917°W / 39.78972; -75.58917
CountryUnited States
StateDelaware
CountyNew Castle
Elevation
305 ft (93 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19710
Area code(s)302
GNIS feature ID214333[1]

The community received a post office and permanent railroad station in 1889, at which time it acquired the name Montchanin in honor of Anne Alexandrine de Montchanin, mother of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours. Prior to that time, the village rail stop was named DuPont Station in honor of the nearby duPont powder works.[3][4]

The Jacob Broom House, a National Historic Landmark, is located there. The Jacob Broom House, Montchanin Historic District, and Strand Millas and Rock Spring are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Montchanin, Delaware". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Delaware Department of Transportation (2008). Delaware Official Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Dover: Delaware Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  3. ^ Colby, Gerard (1974). Du Pont behind the nylon curtain. Prentice-Hall. p. 5. ISBN 0-13-221077-0.
  4. ^ The Inn at Montchanin Village
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.