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Slaughter Beach
Sussex County, Delaware


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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Delaware state capital is Dover.
The population of Slaughter Beach is approximately 133 (2000), 207 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 102 (2010).
The amount of land area in Slaughter Beach is 3.466 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Slaughter Beach to Washington DC is 97 miles.
The distance to the Delaware state capital is 20 miles. (as the crow flies)
Slaughter Beach is positioned 38.91 degrees north of the equator and 75.30 degrees west of the prime meridian.


near Milford, but closer to the coast of Delaware Bay. Here is a map page for the area from
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History & History Related Items

Slaughter Beach was founded in 1681 and incorporated in 1931. It is said that the name came from the horseshoe crabs that wash up on shore and die each year. They come near shore to shallow water to lay their eggs and the low tide strands them leaving them to die, thus the "slaughter." Locals have special events during the year to clear the beach of dead crabs and to save those that remain alive.
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Birding in the area

Visit nearby Fort Saulsbury - Delaware's forgotten fort. It is the only known fort to be privately owned in the United States.

Slaughter Beach is home to the only wooden frame lighthouse still standing in Delaware. The lighthouse is located overlooking the mouth of the Mispillion River and Cedar Creek. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Slaughter Beach is also home to the Milford Neck Wildlife Area.
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Slaughter Beach City Government

Town Offices
Rd. 1, Box 325A
Milford, DE 19963
Phone: (302) 422-5347

Slaughter Beach Schools

Students of Slaughter Beach attend schools in the Milford School District

Milford School District
906 Lakeview Avenue
Milford, DE 19963-1799
Phone: 302-422-1600
Fax: 302-422-1608 Slaughter Beach


The population of Slaughter Beach was:
1990 - 114
1994 - 105
1995 - 106
1996 - 107
1997 - 108
1998 - 110
1999 - 111
2000 - 133

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