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Gumboro, Delaware
Unincorporated community
Millsboro Highway in Gumboro
Millsboro Highway in Gumboro
Country United States
State Delaware
County Sussex
Elevation 43 ft (13 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 19966
Area code(s) 302
GNIS feature ID 216106

Gumboro is a small unincorporated community in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2006 legislation to establish Gumboro as an incorporated town was passed by the Delaware General Assembly, but was vetoed by Governor Ruth Ann Minner as no civic government was to be immediately convened, leaving a gap in government from when the town was incorporated and left county control, until the election of a government.

Gumboro is home to the Old Homestead, a home in the heart of town that is reportedly haunted, and the Cypress Swamp which many travelers have reported hearing voices emanating from.

Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) was first discovered in Gumboro in 1962, and thus has been known as Gumboro disease. This virus causes an immuno-suppressive disease in chickens. The disease is usually sub-clinical in birds less than two weeks of age and clinical disease is generally observed in birds over two weeks of age.

Gumboro plays host to the annual Gumboro Mud Bog, where people take 4 wheel drive trucks and SUVs into the mud.

The West Woods Methodist Episcopal Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.

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