Founded in 1768, the most important port situated between Wilmington and Lewes Delaware was the town of Smyrna, then called Duck Creek Cross Roads.
Located along the Duck Creek, items such as lumber and grain were shipped along the north-south King’s Highway. Even though the shipping industry ended in the 1850s, Smyrna continued to be an agricultural center.
Today the town is part of the Dover Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area and shares the border between New Castle County and Kent County. It is rich in history and charm.
Driving down the center of town on Route 13, Smyrna invites you to stop and stay awhile. And, there are lots of great places to eat! Click here for a review of the top restaurants.