A Walking Tour of Milford, Delaware (Look Up, America!)
In the s, a ship building industry was already flourishing on the Mispillion River. Shipbuilding continued to be the major industry of Milford through World War I, bringing considerable prosperity to the town. The high point came in when the four-masted, foot long Albert F. Paul was launched from the William G.
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Abbott shipyard. The Paul was sunk by a German torpedo in while sailing from the Bahamas.
The serpentine Mispillion flows for 15 miles across a land distance of only seven miles before emptying into Delaware Bay, severing the Town in half. Uniontown is unusual for Western Pennsylvania towns in that it did not grow on a navigable river and it is also unique for having not one boom, but two.
The first great growth spurth took place from to the s with the construction of the National Road from Cumberland, Maryland to Wheeling, West Virginia and eventually into Illinois. Uniontown became an important stop on the road, with stagecoach factories, stage and wagon yards, stables and blacksmith shops and at least a dozen taverns to serve weary travelers.
After the railroad reached Wheeling in the National Road gradually diminished in importance and devolved into a local market road. How quiet did it become in Uniontown? Only eight building extant in the historic district were built between and Then came the coal and coke boom and Uniontown bubbled with activity for the next 50 years, until the Great Depression. The existence of soft, bituminous coal in the region had been known since Henry Beeson settled here and built a mill on Redstone Creek in But when the hungry mills in Pittsburgh demanded coke distilled from coal to make steel they turned to the cola fields in their back yard, which just happened to possess immense deposits of the best metallurgical coal in the world.
Uniontown had three major mines and tens of thousands of beehive coke ovens nearby but its principal contribution was as the operational and financial center of the coal and coke industry. These new coal barons liked to build - in Uniontown counted in its downtown nine banks, 13 theaters and 14 hotels. Read more Read less.
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Middle Township Bike Path. North Wildwood Seawall Trail. Shipbuilding continued to be the major industry of Milford through World War I, bringing considerable prosperity to the town. Paul was launched from the William G. At one point six shipyards were operating in the downtown area.
The Paul was sunk by a German torpedo in while sailing from the Bahamas. During much of the twentieth century Milford served primarily as the commercial center for much of southern Delaware's large agricultural community. No one was killed in the blaze, but one civilian and six firefighters were injured. As of the census  of , there were 9, people, 4, housing units and 2, family households in the City.
The population density was people per square mile There were 4, housing units at an average density of per square mile Hispanic or Latino of any race were The median age within Milford is Milford School District operates public schools.
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Milford is served by several state roads connecting it to other points in Delaware. Route begins at DE 1 at the north end of the Milford and heads south through the city on Dupont Boulevard, continuing south to Georgetown. The City of Milford Electric Department serves about 6, customers. The city's water system draws from groundwater with 4 well facilities that each consist of 11 wells. DEMEC purchases the power generated from the solar farm.
Bayhealth Milford Memorial also offers numerous outpatient services, patient and family support services, community outreach, and imaging services. The hospital has a hour emergency room with a Level III trauma center.