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Junction of Interstate #95
Access to Elsmere, Delaware, Wilmington, Delaware. Exit 164A and 164B.
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0.6
Mall Road

0.6
1.0
Exit 164B

1.2
2.0
Exit 162
Access to Highway #273. West to Newark, Delaware and University of Delaware. East to New Castle, Delaware.
3.0
4.8
Exit 160
Access to Highway #40, to communities of Glasgow; community of Elkton, Maryland.
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6.8
Exit 156
Access to Highway #13, to City of Wilmington, Delaware. Access to Highway #71, to communities of Red Lion and Porter. Highway #13 overlaps Highway #1 at this point.
5.5
8.8
Point of Information
Crossing Red Lion Creek.
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11.5
Exit 152
Access to highway #13 and #72. Access to Delaware City and St. Georges - East side of highway. Access to Fort Dupont State Park and Fort Delaware State Park (by passenger ferry). Fort DuPont is located just south of Delaware City off Route 9. The park features 322 acres along the scenic Delaware River and the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Open year-round, the park provides opportunities for passive recreation including picnicking, fishing, and hiking. A self-guided trail is available for visitors to explore the site's rich historic past. For those interested in more active recreation, the park provides both tennis and basketball courts. Fort Delaware is one of Delaware's first state parks, created in 1951. On the National Register of Historic Places, the Union fortress dates back to 1859, and once served as a prison for Confederate prisoners of war. It was originally built to protect the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia. The State of Delaware acquired the Fort from the Federal Government in 1947.
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13.4
Point of Information
Crossing Dragon Run. Exit 148, access to Highway #13.
9.2
14.8
View from highway
Crossing Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. The Chesapeake & Delaware Canal runs 14 miles long, 450 feet wide and 35 feet deep across Maryland and Delaware, connecting the Delaware River with the Chesapeake Bay and the Port of Baltimore. The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering landmark. The canal is unique as the sole major commercial navigation waterway in the United States built during the early 1800s still in use.
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16.0
Highway #1 leaves Highway #13 at this point

10.5
16.9
Point of Information
Crossing Scott Run.
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18.0
Toll Gate
Cars and RVs as of November 1, 2004: $1.00
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20.8
Exit 142
Access to lodging. Access to Port Pen, Delaware Interpretive Center - East side of highway. Access to community of Mt. Pleasant, Delaware - West side of highway on #896. Port Penn Interpretive Center, located on Route 9 about four miles south of Delaware City. The Center offers displays and programs which explain the folk life of the historic wetland communities along the shores of the Delaware. Self-guided walking tours are available featuring the historic homes of Port Penn, as well as the scenic marshlands surrounding the town.
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24.0
Point of Information
Crossing Drawyer Creek. Exit 136 - Access to Highway #299 and Highway #13. Access to Middletown, Delaware, Odessa, Delaware and Townsend, Delaware - Highway #299 East.
16.2
26.0
View from highway.
Heading South on Highway #1. Exit #136 - Access to lodging, state police.
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36.6
Point of Information
Crossing Blackbird Creek.
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42.0
Exit 119A.
Access to rest area. Access to Highway #13. Access to Smyrna.
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42.8
Exit 119B
Access to rest area. Approaching Exit #104 - Access to Dover Downs.
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45.8
Point of Information
Crossing Duck Creek.
28.6
46.0
View from highway
Welcome to Kent City, Delaware.
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48.6
Exit #114
Access to Highway #13. Access to community of South Smyrna. Access to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge comprises 15,978 acres, approximately four-fifths of which is tidal salt marsh. The refuge has one of the largest expanses of nearly unaltered tidal salt marsh in the mid-Atlantic region. It also includes 1,100 acres of impounded fresh water pools, brushy and timbered swamps, 1,100 acres of agricultural lands, and timbered and grassy upland. The general terrain is flat and less than ten feet above sea level. Bombay Hook was established in 1937 as a link in the chain of refuges that extends from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. It is primarily a refuge and breeding ground for migrating birds and other wildlife. The value and importance of Bombay Hook for the protection and conservation of waterfowl has increased greatly over the years, primarily due to the loss of extensive surrounding marshland to urban and industrial development.
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53.6
Point of Information
Crossing Leipsic River.
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54.6
Crossing Alston Branch

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58.6
Exit #104
Access to Highway #13 and Highway #8. Access to community of North Dover, Delaware. Access to Dover Downs, Delaware, Delaware State University. Services at highway - gas diesel.
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58.6
Scarborough Road
Access to state police.
38.4
61.8
View from highway
Toll Plaza: Cash: HOV.
38.8
62.4
Toll Gate

39.1
63.0
View from highway
Heading East on Highway #1.
40.1
64.5
Exit #98
Access to Highway #8. Access to downtown Dover, Delaware and community of Little Creek. Access to community of Hartley, Delaware - West of highway.
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66.9
Exit #97
Access to Highway #13, communities of Norfolk, Delaware, Rodney Village and Wyoming, Delaware.
41.7
67.1
Exit #95
Access to Highway #10 and #113. Access to community of South Dover, Delaware. Access to Dover Airforce Base.
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70.8
Exit #93
Highway #1 overlaps Highway #113 at this point.
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73.2
Junction of Highway #9
East side of highway. Access to Little Creek. Access to Delaware's Route #1 'The Coastal Heritage Scenic Byway.

49.8
80.1
Junction of Alternate Route #113
Access to city of Magnolia, Delaware. Services, gas - West side of highway.
50.0
80.4
Access to Bowers Beach
East side of highway. Access to Killens Pond State Park - West side of highway.
51.8
83.3
Junction of Highway #12
Access to Killens Pond State Park.
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84.2
Community of Frederica
West of highway.
53.4
86.0
Access to Highway #12
Access to community of Frederica, Delaware.
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89.5
Services at highway
Gas, diesel - West side of highway.
56.0
90.1
Services at highway
Fuel
56.7
91.3
Highway #1 leaves Highway #113
Access to Bethany Beach, Delaware, Fenwick Island, Ocean City. Services and fuel at highway - East side.
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92.8
Access to Highway #113
Access to cities of Milford, Delaware, Ellendale, Delaware and Georgetown, Delaware.
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94.0
North East Tenth Road
Access to North Milford, Delaware - West side of highway.
58.8
94.6
Junction of Highway #14
Access to Milford Historic District - West side of highway - on Northeast Front Street. Access to communities of Houston, Harrington - South of highway.
59.5
95.8
Junction of Highway #36
Access to community of Milford, Delaware. Access to Slaughter Beach - East side of highway. Entering Sussex County.
59.6
95.9
View from highway
Heading East on Highway #1.
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99.1
Junction of Highway #30
Access to community of Gravel Hill, Delaware.
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100.6
Johnson Road
Access to community of Lincoln, Delaware - West of highway.
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103.4
Access to campground
West side of highway.
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104.9
Access to Slaughter Neck
West side of highway. Note: this highway is also known as Coastal Highway Road.
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105.5
Access to Fowler Beach

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108.8
Community of Milton
Access to County Roadway #38 - East side of highway.
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109.7
Junction of Highway #5
Community of Milton.
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110.5
Services at highway
Gas, no diesel - West side of highway.
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113.1
Junction of Highway #16
Access to community of Milton - West of highway. Access to Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge - East of highway. Access to Broadkill Beach. Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is located on the western shore of Delaware Bay, about 32 miles southeast of Dover, Delaware. Freshwater wetlands and salt marshes form a luxuriant mosaic of habitats for migratory birds of the Atlantic Flyway. A significant portion of the greater snow goose population and thousands of ducks visit in winter, while thousands of shorebirds use the wetlands during spring and summer.
72.1
116.0
Point of Information
Crossing Broadkill River.
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122.5
Access to community of Nassau
East of highway.
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Access to community of Lewes
East of highway. Junction of Highway #9. Note: Highway #9 overlaps Highway #1 at this point. Access to Highway #23, 404 and 10. Access to Georgetown, communities of Cool Spring, Harbeson - West of highway. Access to Cape Henlopen State Park - East, 3 miles.
77.4
124.5
Services at highway
Fuel - East side of highway.
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126.5
Access to Cape Henlopen State Park
West side of highway. Access to Rehoboth Beach via 1A or 1B. Cape Henlopen's beaches attract thousands of visitors who enjoy ocean swimming and sunbathing. Pine-covered dunes are the setting for over 150 spacious sites, most with a water hookup. satellite area of Cape Henlopen State Park offers additional opportunities to explore the Delaware Bay coastline. Beach Plum Island Nature Preserve is located north of the city of Lewes, with vehicle access from Broadkill Beach. Most of this 129-acre barrier island is protected to preserve habitat for native plant and animal species, but surf fishing and beachcombing are permitted along the Delaware Bay shore.
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City of Belltown, Delaware

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130.1
Services at highway
Fuel. Camelot Drive.
81.8
131.7
Junction of 1A
Access to Rehoboth Beach. The earliest settlers to this area were Native Americans who traveled to the beach in the summer months to enjoy the cool breezes and abundant seafood. Between 1650 and 1675, English and Dutch settlers put down roots here as the area became home to farmers and members of William Penn's earliest legislatures. Later owners participated in the American War of Independence.
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Junction of 1B
Access to Rehoboth Beach - West side of highway.
82.8
133.3
Services at highway
Fuel.
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134.4

Welcome to Dewey Beach, Delaware. Dewey Beach is one mile long and three blocks wide - bounded on the east by the Atlantic, on the west by Rehoboth Bay, Delaware
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135.4
Access to Indian Beach

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136.8
Delaware Seashore State Park
Northern boundary. Delaware Seashore State Park. Bounded on the east by the mighty Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by Rehoboth Bay, Delaware and Indian River Bay, Delaware the 2825-acre park is a beach-goer's delight.
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138.4
Conquest Road

87.0
140.0
Conquest Road
East side of highway.
88.0
141.6
Access to Indian River Life Saving Station Museum and Historic Site
West side of highway. In 1872 Congress established the Life-Saving Service, and the plans for the structure were drawn two years later by the federal government. The station at Indian River was not the only building to be constructed under the plan; four stations were in operation by 1882. Originally the station was located beyond the dunes on the beach.
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Savages Ditch Road

89.1
143.4
Haven Road

90.4
145.5
View from highway
Point of Information - crossing Indian River Bridge. Photo taken while crossing bridge.
93.1
149.8
Access to State Park Roadway 3R's
East side of highway.
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153.7
Access to State Park Roadway #360
West side of highway.
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155.8
Junction of Highway #26
Access to Holts Landing State Park, community of Clarksville, Delaware.
97.5
156.9
Community of Bethany Beach, Delaware
Bethany Beach is located along Delaware's Atlantic coastline, and is one of state's three coastal towns that make up Delaware's 'Quiet Resorts.' Attractions: DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum, Cape May-Lewes Ferry, Indian River Marina, Bayville Marina, Coastal Kayak, Ecobay Kayaking Adventures, Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association, Bethany Cycle & Fitness, Ocean Cycles 5th Street.
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Community of South Bethany Beach, Delaware

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159.4
Community of Fenwick Island
Northern limits. Fenwick Island is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Little Assawoman Bay. The town of Fenwick Island is about a mile long, half a mile wide. Access to Delaware State Park. Delaware Seashore State Park. Bounded on the east by the mighty Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay.
101.3
163.0
Access to Fenwick Island State Park
East side of highway. Access to beaches. Fenwick Island State Park, situated between the popular resort towns of Bethany Beach to the north and Fenwick Island and Ocean City to the south,this three-mile stretch of barrier island is a playground of sand, surf, and sun along Delaware's Atlantic coast.
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View from highway - Photo - Welcome to Fenwick Island highway marker sign
The town of Fenwick Island, Delaware. Points of Interest: Fenwick Island Lighthouse, DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum.
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View from highway - Photo - Fenwick Island highway marker sign
Leaving the town of Fenwick Island, Delaware.
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165.4
Start/finish of highway travel log.
Maryland/Delaware State Line. Junction of Maryland highway # 528. For Travel south see Milebymile.com Highway Travel Guide - Maryland State Highway #528, Fenwick Island to Ocean City -- S&e