Delaware State Highpoint - Ebright Azimuth
Delaware State Highpoint was very easy....it's in a neighborhood! In fact, they cut part of the sidewalk away instead of covering the benchmark. With an elevation of only 448 feet, Ebright Azimuth is the second-lowest State Highpoint. There was also a lookout nearby and there is some debate where the actual highest point is located. Although the exact highpoint spot is contested, Delaware recognizes its highest point as the location of the USGS Benchmark disk along Ebright Road. They have also placed a sign there saying as much. The other benchmarks in the area are on private property and the State of Delaware and the Highpointers Club only want the public to visit the USGS Benchmark disk alongside the NW corner of the Ebright Road-Turf Road intersection. This unique benchmark has a story. A local homeowner noticed a construction crew paving a sidewalk alongside Ebright Road and that they had paved over the USGS Benchmark disk. She immediately contacted local officials and the section of sidewalk covering the USGS Benchmark disk was cut-away to expose the marker. The above ground monument sign was later placed above the benchmark.
Access from Wilmington, Delaware:
Go north on I-95. Take Exit 8 for Highway 202 going northbound. After 5 miles, turn right onto SR-92 East (Naamans Road). After 1.1 miles, turn left onto Ebright Road. Go 0.6 miles to reach the street intersection with Ramblewood Drive.
The area was first surveyed in 1933 on the property of James and Grant Ebright. The benchmark was named Ebright after the owners of the land. The primary benchmark was placed near the Ebrights stone house which is located on the south side of Winterset Road 0.2 miles west of Ebright Road.
Elevation: 448 feet
Elevation Gain: Drive-to
Ebright Azimuth at sidewalk
The lookout tower