“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Castle in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Gunning Bedford House

Gunning Bedford House Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., December 12, 2009
1. Gunning Bedford House Marker
Inscription. Built about 1760. Home of Gunning Bedford, eleventh governor of Delaware. Born 1742. Lieut-Col. in Haslet's Delaware Regiment. Wounded in Battle of White Plains 1776. Presidential Elector 1788. Also home of Caleb P. Bennett, twenty-ninth governor of Delaware. Born 1758. Served in Haslet's and Hall's Delaware Regiments. With Washington at Yorktown. Commanded forces at New Castle 1812. Great grandson of Daniel Boone. Later residence of Andrew C. Gray. Birthplace of George Gray, lawyer, statesman and judge.
Erected 1932 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number NC-A9.)
Location. 39° 39.517′ N, 75° 33.75′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on The Strand near Delaware Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 The Strand, New Castle DE 19720, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Landing Place of William Penn (a few steps from this marker); Packet Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Delaware Street Wharf Reconstruction
Gunning Bedford House image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Gunning Bedford House
(about 400 feet away); Home of George Read (about 400 feet away); The Welcome Society of Pennsylvania (about 400 feet away); Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away); Read House & Gardens (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New Castle.
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
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