Christiana, Delaware Article

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Christiana
Unincorporated community
John Lewden House
John Lewden House
Christiana is located in Delaware
Christiana
Christiana
Location within the state of Delaware
Christiana is located in the US
Christiana
Christiana
Christiana (the US)
Coordinates: 39°39′54″N 75°39′36″W / 39.66500°N 75.66000°W / 39.66500; -75.66000
CHRISTIANA DELAWARE Latitude and Longitude:

39°39′54″N 75°39′36″W / 39.66500°N 75.66000°W / 39.66500; -75.66000
CountryUnited States
State Delaware
County New Castle
Elevation30 ft (9 m)
Time zone UTC-5 ( Eastern (EST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code19702
Area code(s) 302
GNIS feature ID213798 [1]

Christiana is an unincorporated community in New Castle County, Delaware, located on the Christina River, 12 miles southwest of Wilmington. It is home to the Christiana Hospital and the Christiana Mall and is the location of the northern terminus of Delaware Route 1 just north of an interchange with Interstate 95. Despite sharing a name with Christiana Hundred, the community of Christiana is located in White Clay Creek Hundred.

History

It is named after the Christina River, which is in turn named after Christina, Queen of Sweden.

The Christiana Historic District, Charles Allen House, John Lewden House, Old Fort Church, Public School No. 111-C, and James Stewart Jr. House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [2]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Christiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.

External links

Media related to Christiana, Delaware at Wikimedia Commons