Introduction to Smyrna, Delaware
Smyrna, Delaware, in Kent county, is 31 miles S of Wilmington, Delaware (center to center) and 50 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is part of the Dover metropolitan area. Smyrna's current residents are about 5,679 people.
The first settlement in Smyrna was before the American Revolution. The original settlement was on Duck Creek's southern bank. In 1716, the small village was named as Salisbury. However, the locals still referred to it as Duck Creek. With time, shipbuilding became a notable business here. The Delaware Assembly changed the name of the town to Smyrna in 1806.
Smyrna and nearby Attractions
- Smyrna Municipal Park
- Bannister Hall
- Smyrna Museum
- Lums Pond State Park
- Biggs Museum of American Art
Things To Do In Smyrna
Being in Smyrna town, one would be close to several museums such as the Biggs Museum of American Art, Smyrna Museum, Delaware Archaeology Museum, and Johnson Victrola Museum. Visitors also flock to the Lums Pond State Park and the Smyrna Municipal Park, which are some of the major tourist attractions of the area. The Bannister Hall is a notable place to visit in the town of Smyrna.
Dover AFB airport is the nearest to the town of Smyrna.
Smyrna Higher Education
Higher education institutes that are near the town of Smyrna include Delaware State University, University of Delaware, Delaware Technical and Community College - Stanton - Wilmington, and Wilmington College.