Delaware Base and Elevation Maps
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||This Delaware base map highlights the location of the state capitol,
other major cities throughout the state. Portions of Delaware's border states,
Maryland are included to show the relationship between
Delaware and its neighbors. New Jersey lies to the east of
Delaware on the opposite shores of the Delaware River and the Delaware Bay. A small inset shows a barely
visible Delaware among the other 47 Continental United States.
|Delaware base map, Courtesy of Maps.com.
Delaware elevation map, Courtesy of Maps.com.
|This elevation map of Delaware illustrates the number of feet or meters the
state rises above sea level. As you can see, all of Delaware resides at less than 500 feet above sea level.
The lowest point in Delaware is sea level at the Atlantic Ocean.
The highest point in Delaware, 450 feet above sea level, is located in the
northern part of the state
near the Pennsylvania border. The high point is located in a mobile home park west of
Wilmington, New Castle County.
Some confusion may exist about the actual high point because of some ambiguous wording on a sign describing
the Ebright Azimuth.
|There is a sign on Ebright Road, Wilmington, titled "Ebright Azimuth".
"The highest bench mark monument in Delaware is located on Ebright Road. This horizontal control
mark denotes an elevation of 447.85 feet above sea level. The Delaware Geological Survey through its
relationship with the National Geodetic Survey has determined that this bench mark monument is in the vicinity
of the highest natural elevation in the state."
Note the words, "in the vicinity." The actual geodetic marker is across the street and, it
seems, the highest point is higher than 447.85 feet above sea level and is located some distance from the actual marker.
William S. Schenck,
Delaware Geological Survey of the University of Delaware,
" Surveying by NGS and DGS personnel indicates that the mobile home park just west of Ebright Road is a
least two feet higher than the benchmark. Therefore, according to scientists in the survey office, the highest actual
elevation in Delaware is around 450 feet above sea level."
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