Stanton is an unincorporated community in New Castle
County, Delaware, United States.
Stanton is located near the Piedmont fall
along the banks of the Red Clay
. First settled around 1679, it was the first settlement
in Mill Creek Hundred
watermills dotted the area and a farm road
County, Pennsylvania terminated on the banks of Red Clay
The village was originally known as "Cuckoldstown
", perhaps for an inn that served as a
meeting place for illicit roundevous. The village was renamed after
Stephen Stanton, a prominent landowner in the village.
In August 1777, George Washington erected fortifications in the
area, expecting to confromt British troops recently landed at Head
of Elk, Maryland. Washington and his staff held a war council
in the Hale-Byrnes House
. The expeceted battle
did not develop, though, as Genreal Howe moved his army north
towards Chester County, Pennsylvania.
St. James Church was established in 1720 and the first public
school in the area opened near the church in 1808.
THere are three schools located in the Stanton area:
- Stanton Middle School-
grades 6 through 8
- The Central School- alternative education for grades 6 through
- James H. Groves Adult Education
The Central School and James H. Groves Adult Education are housed
in the same building, which formerly was the Stanton Central
Racetrack is located in Stanton.
The facility opened
in 1937 for thoroughbred horse
. In 1995, video lottery (i.e., slot machines
) were installed in the