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Delaware County History and Listings
Our county-by-county listing of Delaware has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.
Incorporated: 1680
Parent county: Whorekill
Notes: See Sussex County. Name changed to Deale June 30, 1680. Name changed to Sussex Dec. 4, 1682.

555 Bay Rd., Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-2366
Incorporated: 1682
Parent county: St. Jones
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by the Clerk of Peace
Divorce: unknown start, County Courthouse
Land: 1680, Count Courthouse
Probate: 1680, State Archives
Court: 1680, State Archives
Notes: Formerly St. Jones County. Name changed to Kent 1682.

New Castle
87 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 395-5555
Incorporated: 1664
Parent county: Original County
Marriage records: start in 1911, kept by the Clerk of Peace
Divorce: unknown start, County Court
Land: unknown, Recorder of Deeds
Court: unknown, State Archives
Wills: 1682, State Archives
Notes: Once named New Amistel. Name changed to New Castle Dec. 31, 1674. State Archives has wills 1682-1800.

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