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Chadds Ford in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Christian C. Sanderson

1882-1966

 
 
Christian C. Sanderson Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
1. Christian C. Sanderson Marker
Inscription. More than any individual in his time, Christian Sanderson focused attention on the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777. He and his mother lived in Washington’s Headquarters, 1906-1922, where they entertained thousands of visitors. Leaving the house in 1922, he stated: ”I hope some day there will be a State Park on the battlefield.”
 
Erected 1977 by the Christian C. Sanderson Museum.
 
Location. 39° 52.447′ N, 75° 34.696′ W. Marker is in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in Brandywine Battlefield Park, in front of the Benjamin Ring House. Marker is in this post office area: Chadds Ford PA 19317, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Honor All Who Served in the Founding, Defense, and Preservation of Our Great Country (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Brandywine (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Those Who Served in the Armed Forces (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gideon Gilpin House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Casimir Pulaski
Marker in Brandywine Battlefield Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
2. Marker in Brandywine Battlefield Park
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The National Arborist Association (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lafayette’s Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Battle of Brandywine (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Chadds Ford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Washington's Headquarters. Brandywine Battlefield website. (Submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Brandywine. September 11, 1777 at Brandywine, Pennsylvania. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Wikipedia entry for Christian C. Sanderson. (Submitted on March 28, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at Washington's Headquarters Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
3. Marker at Washington's Headquarters
The house where Christian C. Sanderson lived for 16 years was used by Gen. George Washington as a headquarters before the September 11, 1777 Battle of Brandywine.
Artist Andrew Wyeth dedicating the marker for his friend ~ Christian C. Sanderson Photo, Click for full size
By Public Domain, 1977
4. Artist Andrew Wyeth dedicating the marker for his friend ~ Christian C. Sanderson
Brandywine Battlefield Park Visitors Center Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
5. Brandywine Battlefield Park Visitors Center
As Sanderson had hoped for, his former home is now part of a Pennsylvania State Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,235 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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