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Christiana, Delaware
John Lewden House
John Lewden House
Country United States
State Delaware
County New Castle
Elevation
30 ft (9 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19702
Area code(s) 302
GNIS feature ID 213798

Christiana is an unincorporated community in New Castle County, Delaware, located on the Christina River, 12 miles southwest of Wilmington. It is home to the Christiana Hospital and the Christiana Mall and is the location of the northern terminus of Delaware Route 1 at an interchange with Interstate 95. Despite sharing a name with Christiana Hundred, the community of Christiana is located in White Clay Creek Hundred.

Christiana Mall food court entrance
Christiana Mall

History

It is named after the Christina River, which is in turn named after Christina, Queen of Sweden.

The Christiana Historic District, Charles Allen House, John Lewden House, Old Fort Church, Public School No. 111-C, and James Stewart Jr. House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Notable people

  • Rebecca Lee (Davis) Crumpler (1831-1895), first African-American woman in the United States to become a medical doctor
  • Annie Ryder Gracey (1836-1908), writer, missionary
  • Joe Dombrowski (* 1991), professional road racing cyclist
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