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

Robinson House

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
1. Robinson House Marker
Inscription. The oldest portion of this structure is believed to have been built circa 1730. In the 1740s the house and surrounding property were sold to Philadelphia merchant Thomas Robinson. Other holdings included a milling operation and landing on nearby Naaman’s Creek. Following Thomas Robinson’s death the house passed to his son and namesake. Commissioned as a Pennsylvania Continental Army officer at the outset of the Revolution, the younger Thomas rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel, serving with distinction during the war. The proximity of the Robinson House to one of the country’s major transportation corridors made it a landmark for passing travelers and it is believed that many prominent figures stopped to visit. The house was sold by the Robinson family in 1851. For a time during the 20th century it was operated as a restaurant known as “Naaman’s Tea House.” The Robinson House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971
 
Erected 2006 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-160.)
 
Location. 39° 48.632′ N, 75° 26.515′ W. Marker is in Claymont, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Philadelphia Pike and Naamans Road. Click for map.
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By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
2. Robinson House
Marker is in the parking lot behind the house. Marker is in this post office area: Claymont DE 19703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hickman Row (approx. 0.4 miles away); Church of the Ascension (approx. ¾ mile away); The Darley House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Claymont Stone School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Archmere (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Claymont High School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Marcus Hook (approx. 1.4 miles away in Pennsylvania); Grubb/Worth Mansion (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Claymont.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
Robinson House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
3. Robinson House
 
 
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