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Dunleith, Delaware

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Country  United States
County  New Castle
Area code(s)  302
Elevation  17 m
State  Delaware
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID  213916
Local time  Tuesday 10:12 PM
Dunleith, Delaware
Weather  16°C, Wind S at 16 km/h, 69% Humidity

Dunleith is a suburb of Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. It was built in the early 1950s, and was the first housing development marketed for African-Americans in Delaware. In 1990, the population was 2,600.

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Map of Dunleith, Delaware 19801, USA

Geography

Dunleith is located at 39°42′31″N 75°33′20″W (39.708724, -75.555479). It is 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Wilmington and the Delaware Memorial Bridge is 2 miles (3.2 km) SE.

History

The community was named after the Rogers and Du Pont family's estate, "Dunleith Mansion". In 1949 (Housing Act of 1949), Delaware Community Homes bought the approximately 85 acres (340,000 m2), and the homes were constructed by housing developer Leon Weiner. Many World War II veterans, blue-collar workers, and teachers became homeowners for the first time. The streets were named after prominent African-Americans such as Jackie Robinson, Ralph Bunche and George Washington Carver. Subsequently two churches were built; Coleman Memorial Methodist Church on Anderson Drive and Community Presbyterian Church on Rogers Road. The Dunleith Community School was founded in 1956.

References

Dunleith, Delaware Wikipedia


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