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Near Middletown in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Commodore Thomas Macdonough

 
 
Commodore Thomas Macdonough Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
1. Commodore Thomas Macdonough Marker
Inscription. Early home of Commodore Thomas Macdonough. Hero of Battle of Lake Champlain 1814. Born 1783. Died 1825. Commodore 1813. Assisted Commodore Decatur in capturing and burning the "Philadelphia" off the coast of Tripoli, 1804. Original name of village "The Trap," changed to "Macdonough" 1814. His parents lie in old burying ground nearby.
 
Erected 1966 by Public Archives Commission. (Marker Number NC-16.)
 
Location. 39° 29.472′ N, 75° 39.018′ W. Marker is near Middletown, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on US 13 half a mile south of Del. 896, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker in in the community of McDonough. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown DE 19709, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McDonough Burial Ground (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Drawyers Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Odessa (approx. 2.2 miles away); Old St. Paul's Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Port Penn Front Range Light
Commodore Thomas Macdonough Home? image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
2. Commodore Thomas Macdonough Home?
This is the house near the marker. There is no identification to indicate that it is Macdonough's home.
(approx. 3.3 miles away); Duncan Beard (approx. 3.5 miles away); Former Site of the Alston and Hunn Farms (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Middletown.
 
Also see . . .  Captain Thomas Macdonough. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,866 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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