Centreville, Delaware EST. 1750
Welcome to Centreville, an 18th Century Delaware Village listed in the National Register of Historic Places and surrounded by superb Country Estates, world-renowned Museums and the beautiful Brandywine Valley. Antiques and Art abound, displayed in the buildings that once served the needs of farmers, drovers and millers. Whether you are driving the scenic Kennett Pike or bicycling our Greenway, Centreville's charm will capture your heart.
Winterthur Museum, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Burrows Run Preserve, Flint Woods and Coverdale Farm are our neighbors. Brandywine Creek State Park, Longwood Gardens, Hagley Museum, Delaware Museum of Art, Brandywine Battle Field and Brandywine River Museum are all within five miles of the Village.
UPDATE: Proposed Traffic Signal: Kennett Pike & Owls Nest/Twaddell Mill Roads
In a letter dated November 17, 2015, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Secretary Jennifer Cohan notified the Centreville Civic Association (CCA) of the department's plans to move forward with the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of SR-52/Kennett Pike and Owls Nest & Twaddell Mill Roads. The decision comes after an exhaustive study conducted by DelDOT's Traffic Section as well as overwhelming response from citizens in and around Centreville. Secretary Cohan's letter in its entirety along with a summary of the September public workshop can be found on the Local News page.
ALERT: Centreville Area Burglaries
Multiple burglaries have been reported in the Centreville, Greenville and Hockessin areas over the last few weeks since mid to late October. New Castle County police are calling area residents with an automated message that includes precautions to prevent burglary. The CCA was recently contacted by a resident who was burglarized in the Snuff Mill Road area on Friday, Oct. 30. They reported that it took NCC Police almost an hour to respond. We urge all residents to light properties at night and use alarm systems both in daytime and at night.
Hunting Notice: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Flint Woods Nature Preserve announces the following dates for hunting season:
Friday October 9 and Saturday October 10, 2015
Monday November 2, Tuesday November 3 and Wednesday November 4, 2015
Friday November 13 and Saturday November 14, 2015
Saturday December 12, 2015
Saturday December 19, 2015
Saturday January 16, 2016
Monday January 18, 2016
Saturday January 23, 2016
Flint Woods Nature Preserve is a parcel of land owned by the State of Delaware, and managed by the Division of Parks and Recreation, for recreational enjoyment and natural resource conservation. The land owned by the state is part of the overall Flint Woods Nature Preserve area, which is comprised of both public and private lands. The state park section is located between Twaddell Mill Road and the Pennsylvania State Line, east of Kennett Pike. This area encompasses approximately 130 acres of public land.
Although this land is closed to recreational small game hunting, several annual deer hunting days are conducted each year. The Division conducts this hunting on the preserve for the management of the deer population/herd.
During hunting days, the state park area will be closed to the general public. All entrances to the preserve will be posted and closed off with caution tape. Hunters are individually supervised by a volunteer mentor during the day, in addition to the state park/fish and wildlife staff supervising the overall hunt. If you would like further information about this hunting program please contact Rob Line, Environmental Stewardship Program Manager at 302-739-9229. Questions regarding management of Flint Woods Nature Preserve should be directed to Angel L Burns, Park Superintendent, and Brandywine Creek State Park: 302-577-3534.
At no other time, is the state park section of Flint Woods Nature Preserve open to hunting. However, please be aware that legal hunting does take place on certain land parcels adjoining the state park section, as individual landowners may allow hunting on their private property. TO REPORT ANY ILLEGAL HUNTING THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE MAY BE TAKING PLACE, PLEASE CALL NATURAL RESOURCES LAW ENFORCEMENT DISPATCH AT: 1-800-523-3336