Ebright Azimuth, Delaware, 448 Feet
I climbed Ebright Azimuth on September 8, 1996. Only Florida has a lower high point.
Although the summit is just a gentle bump on top of Wilmington suburban sprawl, I had an oddly rustic experience as I visited the corner of Ebright and Turf at sunset. A huge electrical storm from the backwash of Hurricane Fran lit up the sky while deer grazed placidly in the field on the northwest corner.
A couple joggers ran by and teenagers in pick up trucks paused momentarily to stare at us as we snapped photos of a closed forest tower.
There is no clear cut marker indicating the highest point -- just the tower which now bristles with relay antennas and dishes. The actual high point is in the middle of the street. A radio tower with red lights blinking is just a few hundred yards away. There is also no sweeping view.
The area is a center of calm in an increasingly developed area. Access is via heavily traveled roads. From I-95, you take Exit 8, Route 202 (Concord Pike), north for 5 miles past the towers of downtown Wilmington. Route 202 is full of malls, fast food restaurants and hotels with the names of Brandywine and duPont featured prominently. Your turn right (east) on Route 92. You will see the lights from the radio tower on left. At Ebright (which is currently the first stop but that may change as the street gets more heavily developed) your turn north until coming to the summit.
Erik Hammones contributed some interesting trivia. A Trivial Pursuit game is purported to list nearby Mt. Cuba as the highpoint and many locals believe Mt. Cuba is the highpoint although the USGS lists it nearly 200 shorter than Ebright.