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Town History

Delaware City traces its origins to 1801 when the Newbold family from New Jersey purchased a tract of land that became known as Newbold’s Landing. The Newbolds drew plans for the town in 1826, with the expectation that it would eventually grow to rival Philadelphia as a Delaware River port and commercial center.


Delaware City Town Hall

Delaware City's historic Town Hall was constructed in 1883 as the Delaware City School. It housed grades from 1-12 until the "new" Delaware City School was constructed at 5th & Bayard in 1930. The building was later used as a Parish hall and school by St. Paul's Church. The City acquired the building for Town Hall in 1969. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Delaware City Historic District.

All Delaware City municipal offices, including administrative staff and the Delaware City Police Department, are located at Town Hall, 407 Clinton Street.

The mailing address is: P.O. Box 4159, Delaware City, DE 19706

Administrative office hours: Monday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

For more information visit : http://www.delawarecity.delaware.gov/mc/index.html


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Important Notice:
Don't let your children play in the street!

Delaware City recently ammended a city ordinace which specificly outlaws playing in Delaware City streets.