Delaware Lost Treasure

Delaware lost treasure sites are listed on this page. However, I cannot promise that this information is completely accurate. As treasure tales go, because they have been passed down through many years, certain elements of the lost treasure story may have been altered, either intentionally or otherwise.

This information should be researched through other means as well. Never rely on one piece of information about a treasure story you are researching. Use multiple research tools.

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Delaware Lost Treasure Sites

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Located near the intersection of King's highway, and Savannah Rd. Near Lewes, Sussex County. The Dutch founded this town in early 1600's. Indian raids were a constant here, and it could be that many treasures were buried by the occupants knowing of impending attacks.


Located on U.S. 13 in New Castle County. Settled in 1700 by English settlers. Odessa was originally named Appoquinimink, the same name as the creek it was settled on. This town was rebuilt in 1725 after being destroyed by the Indians. There have been rumors of buried treasures in that area.

New Castle

Located on the west bank of the Delaware River, just south of Wilmington. There are many tales of pirates frequenting this area. One interesting story of buried treasure is the tale about pirates
in 1699 bringing a treasure from Madagascar and burying it in a well near the town jail.

Blackbird Creek

Located near Blackbird on State rte 10, in New Castle County.
Here another story of a pirates hoard has been told. Supposedly, Blackbeard the pirate buried a treasure on the banks of the creek near Blackbird.

Kelley Island

Located in Delaware Bay near Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.
Two pirates, James Gillian, and Captain Kidd apparently buried two separate treasures in this area. For years old coins have washed onto the beaches, probably from shipwrecks.


Located in Sussex County, rte 24. A treasure called the "Patty Cannon Treasure" is supposed to be buried in this area. Apparently it consists of gold and silver coins. 

Before you begin your search for Delaware treasure, know the law.

Delaware lost treasures may be located in ghost towns.

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