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Centerville, Delaware

Centreville
Country United States
State Delaware
County New Castle
Elevation
436 ft (133 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 302
GNIS feature ID 213782

Centerville (also known as Centreville) is an unincorporated community in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. Centerville is now known primarily for being the location of Du Pont family estates, as well as several other wealthy business families from nearby Wilmington, and the home of Governor Jack Markell.

Geography

Centerville is located at 39°49′17″N 75°37′00″W / 39.82139°N 75.61667°W / 39.82139; -75.61667 on the Pennsylvania state line, 5 mi/8 km NNW of Wilmington.

Elev. 436 ft/133 m.

Area Attractions

Joe Chandler gatehouse
Entrance to the Joseph Chandler House on Chandler Lane in Centerville

Brandywine Creek State Park is located just to the SE of the village center. Delaware Museum of Natural History and the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate in Winterthur, Delaware are located just to the south of Centerville, on Delaware Route 52.

Education

Centerville is home to Layton Preparatory School and the Centreville Layton School/

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