Eden Hill Farm

Eden Hill Farm (HM1S0J)

Location: Dover, DE 19904 Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 9.207', W 75° 32.239'

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In 1680, a large tract of land called "Brothers Portion" was warranted to John and Richard Walker. In 1695, 200 acres of the parcel were purchased to create the town of Dover. When the town plot was completed in 1718, John Mifflin purchased 69 acres of undeveloped land from the town. The property passed througjh the hands of several landowners before being purchased by Nicholas Ridgely in 1748. By 1749, Ridgely had erected a house on the farm. Among his public interest, Nicholas Ridgely served as treasurer of Kent County and as a justice of the provincial Supreme Court of the Three Lower
Counties upon Delaware. After Ridgely's death in 1755, his third wife, Mary had named 'Eden Hill.' She planted two avenues of trees approaching the house. From the 18th through 21st centuries, successive generations of Ridgelys worked hard to keep Eden Hill a productive farm and family home. Eden Hill was purchased by the State of Delaware in 2004 for preservation and use as judicial chambers of the Supreme Court of Delaware.
HM NumberHM1S0J
Marker NumberKC-117
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 453573 N 4333942
Decimal Degrees39.15345000, -75.53731667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 9.207', W 75° 32.239'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 9' 12.42" N, 75° 32' 14.34" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Dairy Barn Way, Dover DE 19904, US
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