Thursday, July 05, 2012

Denilesville, Delaware

"Denial ain't just a river in Egypt." Quote from Mark Twain

But Denilesville is located between Delmar and Bacon.  Denilesville has ceased to exist but back in the 1920's it was about eight houses and two general stores ( I have been told one of the stores was run by a relative of Riley W. Adkins, noted general store owner in Delmar).  It was never very large, and I have never seen it appear on a map.  To locate Denilesville head west on Old Crow Road and just as you pass over the Rail Road tracks you are there.  Altho small and was not a railroad stop it did have a mail pickup arm that the train would drop off and pickup mail as it went by.
Denilesville today - May be the same house that was auctioned off in 1921

Auction ad in 1921 of house in Denilesville.



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