Owens Station

Name:

Owens Station

County:

Sussex

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

38° 48′ 20 N 75° 31′ 34 W

Elevation:

52 ft (16 m)

Time Zone:

Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)

Comments:

Owens Station, Delaware was a community in Delaware. It was a stop on the now defunct Queen Anne’s Railroad line between Ellendale and Greenwood. After the railroad closed down and the tracks were removed, all property owned by the railroad was returned to its previous landowners and several small communities built around the stops disappeared.

Remains:

The remains of the settlement, now called simply Owens, is an unincorporated community located on Delaware Route 16 east of Greenwood.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Some houses still exist from the town, at the intersection of Beach Highway and Owens Rd, but most of the former town has disappeared. One of the more notable properties still referencing the former rail community is the Owens Station Hunting Preserve.

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