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The personal injury attorneys in Pennyhill, DE, at My Delaware Lawyers have sponsored the article highlighting the neighborhood and its history.


The unincorporated community is located just northeast of Wilmington in New Castle County in the state of Delaware. The neighboring communities include Brandywine Hills, Bellefonte, Pennyhill Terrace, and Gristmill Woods. Washington Street Extension travels along the western section of the neighborhood while Philadelphia Pike, or Route 13, runs along the eastern section.

Historical Landmark

Just off of Philadelphia Pike is the historical Weldin House. The house was built around 1790 and construction over the years has allowed it to expand. It began with just two rooms as a block home. The first addition took place in 1854 to the first floor and was quickly followed by the addition of a second story. Unfortunately, the house was not properly maintained and was on the brink of being demolished to build a gas station on the lot. With the help of the community, the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs purchased the historical landmark and will be restoring it to be used as the community’s shared meeting place. Some of the work being planned includes:

  • reconstructing a porch
  • restoring wood windows and doors
  • masonry repairs and reporting
  • cleaning exterior stone
  • replacing the large first-floor front window
  • replacing wood shingle siding on the second story


Rockwood Park lies on the northwest border of the neighborhood. This park was established by a Quaker merchant banker, Joseph Shipley, from 1851 to 1854. Designed after an English-style country estate, the park has many Gothic Revival architectural elements and landscaping qualities. The mansion that sits on the property was a retirement home for Shipley, as he spent most of his life in England. The estate became the property of the county in 1973. The 72 acres is now open to the residents and guests who can visit the attractions on the property, including:

  • Mansion & Conservatory
  • Porter’s Lodge
  • Gardener’s Cottage
  • Barn & Carriage House


The residents in the neighborhood are predominantly middle-income, making it a moderate-income community.  The townspeople hold many types of occupations, such as the following:

  • 42.9% sales and service jobs
  • 41.1% executive, management, and professional positions
  • 8.1% clerical, assistant, and tech support roles
  • 7.9% manufacturing and laborer occupations

English is spoken by 84.1% of households in the community. Other residents speak Languages of India, Spanish, and Polish. Among the residents, 14.3% were born outside of the United States. Some of these commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as the following:

  • 11.9% Asian
  • 9.3% Jamaican
  • 6.2% Irish
  • 6.0% English
  • 5.9% German

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Our Local Office

The Pennyhill, DE personal injury attorneys at My Delaware Lawyers have years of experience helping victims of personal injuries. Some of the cases they represent can include car or motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, and so much more. Call for a free case review today and learn more about how they can help you.

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3407 Lancaster Pike,
Wilmington, DE 19805, USA
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