At The Sharma Law Firm, we are dedicated to proudly serving the residents of Slaughter Beach, Delaware, from our Milford, DE location. As your personal injury attorneys, we are committed to providing top-notch legal support to our beloved community. Whether you require assistance with a personal injury case or seek expert legal advice, our team is here to stand by your side as your trusted advocates.
Slaughter Beach, a picturesque town in Sussex County, Delaware, graces the southwest shore of Delaware Bay. With a population of 207 at the 2010 census, Slaughter Beach has maintained its small-town charm and sense of community. As part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area, Slaughter Beach offers a unique blend of tranquility and coastal beauty.
Slaughter Beach boasts a rich historical heritage. Founded in 1681 and officially incorporated in 1931, the town's name has intriguing origins. While its precise etymology is debated, there are several captivating stories behind its name:
In 2018, PETA even suggested renaming the town to "Sanctuary Beach," offering to contribute to new signage if the change was adopted.
Slaughter Beach was once home to the historic Mispillion Lighthouse, the last wooden frame lighthouse in Delaware. Built in 1831 with a 65-foot tower, this lighthouse served as a guiding beacon for sailors navigating the Mispillion River and Cedar Creek. Tragically, in 2002, the lighthouse was partially destroyed by a lightning strike. It was subsequently purchased privately, transported via barge down the bay, and incorporated into a private residence in Lewes.
Slaughter Beach is more than just a coastal retreat; it's a sanctuary for nature enthusiasts. The town is renowned for the Milford Neck Wildlife Area, a birding hotspot where numerous bird species stopover to feast on horseshoe crab eggs laid on the beaches. Together with other nearby beaches, Slaughter Beach is officially designated as a horseshoe crab sanctuary—an essential habitat for these remarkable creatures and the migratory birds that rely on their eggs. In recognition of this vital role, the horseshoe crab has become the town's official symbol.
The Sharma Law Firm is honored to serve the unique and vibrant community of Slaughter Beach. We understand the importance of safeguarding the rights and well-being of our neighbors. Whether you are facing a personal injury matter or require expert legal counsel, our dedicated team of personal injury attorneys is here to provide unwavering support and guidance.
If you need legal assistance in Slaughter Beach or the surrounding areas, The Sharma Law Firm is here to assist you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and allow us to demonstrate our commitment to upholding justice and your rights in our beloved coastal town.