The town of Frankford rests just a few miles away from Delaware’s beautiful coast, giving visitors ease of access to the Delaware Beaches while remaining a peaceful spot for one to relax and enjoy the rural scenery.
Frankford, like other Sussex County towns, was known by many names throughout its origins. Although early evidence shows it was founded around a country store located on part of a plantation owned by David Long, it was evidence within the store’s ledger of the earliest recorded references to “Frankford.” It was home to sea captains who traversed the Vine’s Branch Canal to establish local trade and grow the area into a budding community. Merchants relied heavily on the canal to export their goods as well as receive supplies and merchandise. The Pennsylvania Railroad ushered in commercial venues and amenities that turned the town into a thriving center of activity.