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About Milford

Photo: The river walk in Milford.

The City of Milford Delaware, a semi-rural, family-oriented community of 6,732, is the largest town in Sussex County, although it sits in both Sussex and Kent counties.

Founded in 1680 on the north and south banks of the Mispillion River, Milford was incorporated in 1807.

The city was originally called Saw Mill Range because the land there had been granted to the Duke of York to produce lumber for England. By the 1770s, a shipbuilding industry was thriving.

At the intersection of U.S. 113 and Route 1, Milford is known as the Gateway to Southern Delaware.

Milford River Walk, Milford, DelawareIts crown jewel is the Mispillion River Walk, a greenway built to preserve the city's waterfront. The Abbott's Mill Nature Center is also in Milford.

Numerous fresh water and saltwater sporting activities are available here, including the annual World Champion Weakfish Tournament.

The city also boasts an active Parks & Recreation program, a country club, the 141-bed Milford Memorial Hospital, low taxes, and affordable housing within 20 minutes of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach.

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