Going back to the days of William Penn, the area now called Delaware was divided into areas called "Hundreds." Although these areas still exist, Brandywine Hundred is the only one that still retains the Hundred name. Almost defiantly, the residents proudly claim they live in Brandywine Hundred, because it has a history of becoming home to a highly educated populace, starting in the Post-WWII era. Thanks to the GI Bill, returning military personnel were able to go back to school and buy a house. With the DuPont Company's Experimental Station's location in Brandywine Hundred, highly educated employees located in the area. In the more recent past, the building of Interstate 95 on its border facilitated quick access to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC. With the other borders being the State of Pennsylvania to the north, the Brandywine Creek to the west, and the Delaware River to the East, the area contains State Parks, Widener University School of Law, and some of the most popular residential areas in Northern Delaware.