Laurel

Laurel was founded in 1683 and incorporated as a town on April 13, 1883 and was considered one of the wealthiest in the state, with 2,500 residents. The town consisted of 11 general stores, 7 grocery stores, 5 millinery, 3 clothing, 3 drug stores, 2 furniture stores, 1 stave factory, 1 carriage factory, 1 sawmill, 2 blacksmith shops, 2 wheelwright shops, 2 butcher shops, 2 shoe shops, 2 barber shops, 2 hotels, 5 physicians, 1 dentist, and 3 churches.

Visit our Chamber of Commerce website at www.laurelchamber.com or call the Laurel Historical Society at 302.875.1344 for more information on the area's history and heritage.