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

Gunning Bedford, Jr.

 
 
Gunning Bedford, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
1. Gunning Bedford, Jr. Marker
Inscription. 1747-1812. Member of Continental Congress and of Annapolis Convention. A framer of United States Constitution, which Delaware was first to ratify. Appointed First District Judge of Delaware by President Washington. Purchased this property 1793 as country home, naming it "Lombardy". Buried at Tenth and Market Streets, Wilmington. Reinterred 1921 at Masonic Home.
 
Erected 1933 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number NC-6.)
 
Location. 39° 46.888′ N, 75° 32.713′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Concord Pike 0.2 miles north of Delaware Route 261, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lombardy Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Gilpin Mills (approx. 1.4 miles away); Salesianum School (approx. 1.5 miles away); Rockwood (approx. 1.5 miles away); Thomas Francis Bayard (approx. 1.6 miles away); Kentmere Parkway (approx. 1.6
Gunning Bedford, Jr. Home image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
2. Gunning Bedford, Jr. Home
miles away); Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Also see . . .  Gunning Bedford, Jr. - Biography. (Submitted on December 26, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,355 times since then and 70 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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