Welcome to Bridgeville, Delaware, a town that proudly stands as a testament to its rich history and vibrant community. The Sharma Law Firm, your trusted personal injury attorney in Seaford, DE, is honored to serve the wonderful residents of this charming and historic town. Let's explore the captivating past and present that make Bridgeville a unique place to call home.
Bridgeville boasts a legacy dating back to the early 18th century when it served as an agricultural hub in western Sussex County. Historical records of land transactions from that period reveal the existence of a thriving farming community. By the turn of the 19th century, a cluster of houses had already sprung up along what is now Main Street, earning the settlement the moniker "Bridge Branch" due to its proximity to a stream crossed by a bridge as early as 1730.
In 1804, the community's growth led to the establishment of a post office, marking a pivotal moment in its history. The village was formally recognized in 1810, officially adopting the name "Bridgeville." The early 19th century witnessed the town's industrial expansion, including a water-powered mill, tannery, charcoal furnace, and fruit-drying business.
Bridgeville's transformation accelerated with the arrival of the Delaware Railroad in 1856, enhancing its connectivity and facilitating economic growth. The town's layout for development was designed by William Cannon (1809-1865), further propelling Bridgeville into a prosperous era.
Bridgeville is committed to preserving its rich heritage, evident through the inclusion of several historical landmarks on the National Register of Historic Places. The Bridgeville Historic District, Bridgeville Public Library, Eratt House, Old Bridgeville Fire House, Ricards House-Linden Hall, Scott's Store, Sudler House, and Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church are just a few of these cherished sites.
The town's transportation network primarily relies on roads, with U.S. Route 13 (Sussex Highway) serving as the main north-south artery, connecting Bridgeville to Dover in the north and Salisbury to the south. Delaware Route 404, the primary east-west highway, links Bridgeville to Georgetown in the east and Maryland in the west. In town, U.S. Route 13 Business and Delaware Route 404 Business follow their original alignments, providing convenient access to the heart of Bridgeville.
For public transportation, DART First State operates the Route 212 bus, connecting Bridgeville with neighboring Delmar and Georgetown. The Delmarva Central Railroad's Delmarva Subdivision line also runs north-south through Bridgeville, contributing to the town's connectivity.
Bridgeville is nestled at 38°44'33" N and 75°36'16" W, occupying an area of 0.8 square miles, entirely composed of land.
The Sharma Law Firm is proud to be an integral part of Bridgeville's community. We are dedicated to providing legal support and protection to its residents. Should you require legal assistance or have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to serve the resilient and welcoming community of Bridgeville.