Welcome to Townsend, a charming town nestled in the heart of New Castle County, Delaware, proudly served by The Sharma Law Firm, your trusted personal injury attorney. Townsend beckons with its rich history, tight-knit community, and picturesque landscapes. As you delve into this remarkable corner of the state, you'll discover a place where the past meets progress and where residents cherish their heritage while embracing the future.
Townsend is situated at 39.3951115°N latitude and -75.6915973°W longitude, boasting a serene and picturesque setting. Covering an area of 0.6 square miles, this small but vibrant town is a testament to the beauty of simplicity. Surrounded by rolling countryside, Townsend captures the essence of rural charm while offering residents easy access to modern amenities.
Townsend has a storied past, dating back to its incorporation as a town on April 3, 1885. Its roots lie in the sale of agricultural produce via the Delaware Railroad, a lifeline for the town's early economy. Samuel John Townsend, a prominent businessman and Delaware Democrat, lent his name to the town. Prior to 1885, Townsend was known as Charley Town.
The pivotal arrival of the Delaware Railroad in 1856 marked a turning point in Townsend's history. The railroad station became the central hub for shipping the area's agricultural products, propelling the town into a period of sustained growth. In September 1856, the Post Office was established, followed by the opening of the first hotel in 1857. Following a spirited debate among residents, the station was officially named Townsend, in honor of the area's major landowners, the Townsend brothers. The peach industry played a vital role in the town's prosperity until disease devastated many Delmarva orchards in the late 19th century.
Throughout its history, Townsend has been a welcoming community, with a free African American population established by the mid-19th century.
Today, Townsend remains primarily agricultural, with ample rural areas and local produce that continue to be a source of pride for the town.
Townsend's commitment to its history and community is evident in its "Comprehensive Development Plan," a testament to the town's dedication to land preservation, in accordance with state law. This forward-thinking approach ensures that Townsend's heritage and natural beauty endure for generations to come.
The Townsend Historic District, boasting 216 historic buildings, is a testament to the town's rich heritage and has earned a well-deserved place on the National Register of Historic Places since 1986.
In Townsend, Delaware, and throughout New Castle County, The Sharma Law Firm is honored to serve residents, providing steadfast legal support when you need it most. Whether you're drawn to Townsend's history, its welcoming community, or its tranquil landscapes, you'll find a town that embodies the essence of Delaware's past and the promise of its future.