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The dog bite attorneys in Hardscrabble, DE, at My Delaware Lawyers offer some history details about the neighborhood.


The unincorporated community of Hardscrabble is situated in Sussex County, Delaware. The neighborhood shares its borders with Woodcrest Estates, Gum Crossroads, Wooded Acres, and Pusy Crossroads. It is southwest of Georgetown by 7.4 miles taking U.S. 9 West, also known as West Market Street. Some other roadways in the area include Concord Road, Josephs Road, Asbury Road, Beaver Dam Branch Road, and Messick Road.


The name of the community stems from the 1700s term for a fight that took place at the intersection of Sussex 473 and Sussex 446 between two Irish men. Although the fight ended without a winner, the battle continued. A store was constructed at the location by Garrison Messick in 1895, and the two men would compete to see who could put the other into the flour barrel by the end of the night each Saturday. Creston and Ashua Messick tore the store down in 1940, but a historical marker commemorates the battle between the two men.


The community is the home of the Nothing Better eatery. The family-owned and operated eatery was founded in 2014. In 2015, they added a food truck and have since won 2nd place for their menu. They offer catering services for weddings and other events. Along with the newly added BBQ dishes, some of their menu items include:

  • Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
  • Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak Subs
  • Monter Meat Cheesesteak Subs
  • Clam Strips

Not too far away is the office of Rose the Psychic. The experienced psychic reader and spiritual counselor offers services such as the following:

  • palm reading
  • tarot reading
  • spiritual cleansing
  • group and party readings


The neighborhood is primarily middle-income, making it a moderate-income community. Only 3.2% of the children are reported to be living below the poverty line. The occupational breakdown of the working townspeople was the following:

  • 30.3% manufacturing and laborer occupations
  • 29.4% executive, management, and professional roles
  • 25.5% sales and service careers
  • 13.8% clerical, assistant, and technical support occupations

Approximately 86.0% of the residents speak English as their primary language, while 12.7% speak Spanish. The following breakdown shows some of the ancestries commonly found within the community: 

  • 19.0% English
  • 9.2% Irish
  • 5.7% German
  • 3.7% Puerto Rican
  • 3.0% Italian

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For years, the Hardscrabble, DE, dog bite attorneys at My Delaware Lawyers have represented residents injured by dog attacks. If you have fallen victim to an injury by a dog, call for a free case review to learn your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation.

Schuster Jachetti LLP
20632 Dupont Blvd,
Georgetown, DE 19947, USA
(302) 877-9524