Glenville

Name:

Glenville

County:

 

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

39° 42′ 45.36 N, 75° 38′ 23.64 W

Elevation:

 

Time Zone:

Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)

Comments:

The community consisted of a development on Bread and Cheese Island, on the east bank of the Red Clay Creek near its mouth, just south of Delaware Route 4 near Stanton. Located in the floodplain for Red Clay Creek, the subdivision has always been prone to flooding, such as flooding from Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and Tropical Storm Henri in 2003.

Remains:

After floods caused by Tropical Storm Henri on September 15, 2003, homeowners were bought out by the state and local government, and the community was abandoned in 2004. Demolition began in 2005.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

2004

Current Status:

Abandoned

Remarks:

Glenville is a post-war subdivision located along Delaware Route 4 between Newport and Stanton. Glenville is located near the end of Red Clay Creek, where it empties into White Clay Creek. Since all of the rainwater collected by Red Clay Creek ends up flowing past Glenville, and there is no significant rise in elevation from the banks of the creek, Glenville has been prone to flooding throughout its history. Although Glenville had been hit by floods earlier in the past, three large storms caused enough damage to convince New Castle County to buy out most of the residents and level everything prone to flooding: Hurricane Floyd in 1999, and Tropical Storm Henri and Hurricane Isabel in 2003. These three storms dropped as much as 10 inches of rain in 24 hours, and caused Red Clay Creek to have a depth of up to 26 feet at one time, way up from the normal 3 feet.

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