The mission of the Mill Creek Hundred History Blog is primarily to educate people about the rich history of the area. Very often, people know more about the history of far off places like Egypt or Rome than they do about their own home areas. For anyone interested in Mill Creek Hundred's past, this site hopes to rectify that imbalance. The site gives short histories about some of the notable buildings, people, and places that have made MCH what it is today.
I originally started the blog for the simple reason that there wasn't one already out there, and I thought there should be. This I blame on the unique (at least in this part of the country) structure of Delaware and its communities. In other states, seemingly every town, township, village and borough has its own historical society. Here in Delaware, with few incorporated areas, we have nothing equivalent. There is the Historical Society of Delaware and (in New Castle County, at least) a few smaller groups in places like New Castle, Newark, Hockessin, and Pencader. Still, many areas fall through the cracks. This site tries to fill in some of those cracks, at least in the Mill Creek area.
The other thing I'd like to do through this site is to gather any information I can relating to the area. If anyone has any information, photographs, documents, or just good stories about Mill Creek Hundred's past, feel free to contact this site either through the comments section, or via email at email@example.com. Comments and feedback are always welcome. Finally, if you have any questions about a person, place, or building in the area, or if you have an idea for a post topic, feel free to ask. I don't guarantee I'll have all the answers, but I'll give it a shot! Thanks.