The Ebright Azimuth
is the point with the highest benchmark monument elevation in Delaware
. It is marked with a geodetic
benchmark monument and has an elevation of above sea level
. The only state high-point with a lower elevation is Britton Hill
in the state of Florida
at above sea level.
The Ebright Azimuthis located about north of downtown Wilmington
, in far northern New Castle County
, within a few feet of the Pennsylvania
state line. It is near Concord High School, to the north of Naamans Road
, at the middle of the intersection of Ebright Road and Ramblewood Drive. This is an entrance to the Dartmouth Woods development.
Surveying by Delaware Geological Survey personnel indicates that the mobile home park just west of Ebright Road is at least higher than the benchmark.
The land under the mobile home park is not "natural elevation" since it is a man-made plateau that was constructed to prevent flooding in the area. Man-made elevations do not change a state's "high point" location.
Contrary to what many people believe upon first impression, "Ebright Azimuth" is not a person's first and last name. James and Grant Ebright owned the property on which the benchmark was placed.
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