The highest point in Delaware is a simple drive-up, located along a suburban street. A dirt spot cutout from a sidewalk marks the location, which also features a sign and a bench for you to sit on.
Ebright Azimuth is not actually the state’s highest natural point, but it’s easy to check off on your high points list. It’s only a few yards from the state’s Pennsylvania border, and is easily reached by car.
The high point is situated on Ebright Road, in the town of Barkley, just north of Wilmington, DE. It’s about 7 miles from the city, and only 28 miles south of Philadelphia.
It’s a small community that has a number of homes, grass parks and a mobile home park. There’s also a small cemetery in the area.
The highest point is just a short drive from the center of Wilmington, but the drive itself isn’t a challenge. Just head west on Ebright Road for about a mile, then take a right on Ramblewood Drive. This is a residential neighborhood, and parking is very limited, so you’ll probably have to find somewhere nearby that you can park legally.
The name comes from James and Grant Ebright, who owned the property where the geodetic survey marker now sits. The marker was placed on their land, and local surveyors named the brass benchmark “Ebright Azimuth.” But there are more interesting stories behind this curious name.