Ebright Azimuth: Delaware's highest point (more or less)

Other states' highest points are in pristine wildernesses at towering heights, but Delaware is different. The highest point of that state is either located in a mobile home park, or somewhere around a busy road. No one really knows where the exact natural highpoint is because, while the ground in the mobile home park is slightly higher (by just a few feet), that additional elevation (no matter how slight) might be manmade. And, it's only (somewhere) around 450' elevation.

To make things easier - and because the mobile home park is private property and lacking permission you shouldn't enter it - the state has designated the "Ebright Azimuth" - located along Ebright Road - as "in the vicinity of the highest natural elevation in the state", with the sign (or its associated benchmark) being located at 447.85' elevation.

That was mostly close enough for me when I visited on October 10, 2003 and summitted the craggy peak by running up and down the middle of the road, alongside the road, and back and forth across the road, all the while dodging evening traffic. I firmly believe that after that, I have attained the highpoint.

See the Delaware highpoint pictures and for directions see the map.


Ebright Azimuth
United States
39° 50' 13.8588" N, 75° 31' 19.5492" W
August 23, 2009 – 12:00pm