List of Delaware Hundreds


List of Delaware Hundreds

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 presently 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 County=

ee also

*List of counties in Delaware

References

*The University of Delaware Library (2001). [http://www2.lib.udel.edu/subj/genealogy/resguide/hund.htm The Hundreds of Delaware] . Retrieved August 17, 2005.
*The Delaware Genealogical research Guide (1997). [http://delgensoc.org/delhund.html Delaware Counties and Hundreds] . Retrieved August 17, 2005.
*The Historical Society of Delaware. [http://www.hsd.org/DHE/DHE_where_counties.htm Delaware Counties] . Retrieved August 17, 2005.
*The Historical Society of Delaware. [http://www.hsd.org/DHE/DHE_where_hundreds.htm Delaware's Hundreds] . Retrieved August 17, 2005.
*Delaware State Archives/Historical Markers. [http://archives.delaware.gov/markers/ncc/PENCADER-NC124.shtml] .


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