Visit These Fascinating Ruins In Delaware For An Adventure Into The Past
By Ben Jones|Published February 02, 2021
Ben Jones is at heart an adventurer who delights in inspiring others. A former reporter and photojournalist, he explored towns large and small as a Wisconsin correspondent for USA Today. He later became a lead photographer and senior copywriter for an award-winning destination marketing agency, before founding Boldland Creative, a company that produces photography, video, and other content for travel destinations. Jones has completed photography and content projects in more than 15 states and when he’s not looking through a camera or at his Macbook you’ll find him exploring the world’s lakes and forests.
The small unincorporated village of Yorklyn was once a small but bustling mill town, tucked into the hills of northern Delaware. No one is clocking in at these mills anymore and the machinery was removed years ago, but there’s still a lot to discover in Yorklyn. Here’s a look at what you’ll find today.
For a small town, there’s a lot to do in Yorklyn. Some of the old industrial property is part of the Auburn Valley State Park. The park includes the historic Marshall Mansion, the Marshall Steam Museum and the Auburn Valley 1/8-scale railroad. Interested in exploring more ruins in Delaware? Check out these 10 Abandoned Places in Delaware That Nature is Reclaiming.
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