A listing of the hundreds of Delaware. Hundreds are unincorporated subdivisions of counties, equivalent to townships, and were once used as a basis for representation in the Delaware General Assembly. While their names still appear on all real estate transactions, they currently have no meaningful use or purpose except as a geographical point of reference. The divisions, or "hundreds" as they are called, comes from the times when Delaware and Maryland were colonial holdings of Great Britain. While Delaware alone retains the use of "hundreds", the origin of most place names in both states can be traced back to the times of British rule.

Hundreds in New Castle CountyEdit

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

Hundreds in Kent County Edit

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

Hundreds in Sussex CountyEdit

Hundred Name Created Parent Hundred Primary Town Origin of Name
Baltimore Hundred 1775 Worcester County, Maryland Millville Part of never-erected Maryland county
Broad Creek Hundred 1775 Somerset County, Maryland Bethel Broadkill River (also known as Broad Creek)
Broadkill Hundred 1696 original Milton Broadkill River
Cedar Creek Hundred 1702 Broadkill Hundred Milford Cedar Creek
Dagsboro Hundred 1773 Worcester County, Maryland Millsboro Dagsboro
Georgetown Hundred 1863 Broadkill Hundred Georgetown Georgetown
Gumboro Hundred 1873 Dagsboro Hundred Gumboro
Indian River Hundred 1706 Lewes & Rehoboth Hundred Angola Indian River (inlet and bay)
Lewes & Rehoboth Hundred 1692 original Lewes Lewes (Whorekill) and Rehoboth Beach
Little Creek Hundred 1774 Somerset County, Maryland Laurel Little Creek
Nanticoke Hundred 1775 Somerset County, Maryland Nanticoke River
Northwest Fork Hundred 1775 Dorchester County, Maryland Bridgeville Northwest Fork, Nanticoke River
Seaford Hundred 1869 Northwest Fork Hundred Seaford Seaford

See alsoEdit


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