Dilworth House

Off DE 9, Port Penn, Delaware


National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 27, 1973
Reference number
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1750-1799


Brick (42,458)
Delaware (636)
House (26,924)
New Castle County, Delaware (376)
Port Penn, Delaware (10)
Private owner (54,396)



Dilworth House
Posted March 9, 2018, by Sharon Dilworth Stoltzman (Sharlynstoltlz [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Since posting picture in 2014, have made contact with third cousins living in Delaware, Emily Dilworth Mitchell and two siblings on the East Coast, related from Great Grandfathers in 1840-1860's were brothers.

Dilworth House
Posted April 30, 2014, by Sharon Dilworth Stoltzman (Sharlynstoltz [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I have possession of the Dilworth Family book written by Frances Gordon Dilworth about 1930, which references this house in Port Penn, DE, where Captain John Dilworth settled with his wife, niece of the First Colonial Governor of Delaware, Peter and/or Jacob Aldrich after the Revolutionary War in 1776. They had one child John Aldrich Dilworth, his wife Sarah Aldrich Dilworth passing on the birth of the second child about 1780.