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Location: Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center
16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947


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The University of Delaware Research and Education Center complex includes the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center (REC) and the Lasher Laboratory and number of farms, research and utility buildings on 344 acres of farmland. The center is located between Laurel and Georgetown Delaware on Route 9, also known as County Seat Highway. The REC is 4.7 miles west of the intersection of Route 9 and Route 113 in Georgetown, and about 8 miles east of the intersection of Route 9 and Route 13 in Laurel, Del. The Carvel Research and Education building is a large 2-story red brick building on the north side of Route 9,(look for three flag poles and double white doors)and the Lasher Lab is a brick building next to it.

 

From Points North

  • Travel south using US Route 1.

  • Merge onto US Rt. 113 S (Business) at Milford Del.; This will be a right hand exit.

  • Follow US Route 113S  (Approximately about 16 miles) to the junction of Route 9 (County Seat Highway) at         
    Georgetown, Del. (there will be an Exxon gas station on the right at this light on the southbound lane)

  • Turn west (right) onto Route 9 and proceed west approximately 4.7 miles

  • You will go past a high school, Sussex Tech, on the right; there is a stoplight at the school

  • Continue past the school stoplight approximately one quarter (1/4) mile to reach the office buildings on the right. (Note: we still own the facility across the street on the left. The Carvel facilty is slightly further west on the same side as the high school)

From Points South

  • Travel north using US Route 113N

  • Follow US Route 113 N to the junction of Route 9 at Georgetown, Del. (there is an Exxon gas station at this light on the southbound lane)

  • Turn west (left) onto Route 9 and proceed west approximately 4.7 miles

  • You will go past a high school, Sussex Tech, on the right; there is a stoplight at the school.

  • Continue past the school stoplight approximately one quarter (1/4) mile to reach our offices on the right.