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The unincorporated community of Old Furnace is located within Sussex County in the state of Delaware. It is just east of Seaford and south of Dover. Road 529 and Concord Pond Road travel through the neighborhood. Some of the closest neighbors include Middleford, Gum Crossroads, Flea Hill, Concord, and Collins Pond Acres.
The greater area was first inhabited over 10,000 years ago. Many different indigenous people lived along the rivers, including the Algonquian-speaking tribes. However, the most recent tribes were the Lenni Lenape and the Nanticoke. They lived off of the resources the rivers and coast provided, such as:
- other shellfish
While the Dutch were documented as the first settler in 1609, many think that the Spanish or Portuguese explorers came through the area between 1593 and 1630. Henry Hudson led the Dutch West India Company expedition. He was followed by an English explorer, Samuel Argall. Argall was thrown off course and ended up in Virginia.
The rural area is home to the 45-acre Stag Run Farm, located off of Foxcroft Lane. The family ran farms are owned by the Brady family. They produce not only heirloom fruits and vegetables but make their own honey. They offer their products straight to the community through booths at farmer’s markets, such as the Lewes Farmers Market. Some of their fresh produce includes:
- heirloom tomatoes
- farm fresh eggs
The public schools that the residents can attend are part of the Seaford School District.
- Seaford Central Elementary School – ranked eight out of ten with Great Schools
- Seaford Middle School – ranked three out of ten with Great Schools
- Seaford Senior High School – ranked three out of ten with Great Schools
English is the primary language of 79.8% of households. Other residents speak Spanish, French and Korean. Approximately 14.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country. Many of the residents identify their ethnicity or ancestry as the following:
- 11.3% Mexican
- 10.7% German
- 9.4% English
- 7.6% Irish
- 3.5% Asian
The community’s households average a lower-middle income, making it a below-average income neighborhood. The working adults represent a mix of occupations such as:
- 30.5% manufacturing and laborer jobs
- 27.9% executive, management, and professional occupations
- 27.3% sales and service jobs
- 11.7% clerical, assistant, and tech support roles
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