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Nanticoke Post No. 6

 
 
Nanticoke Post No. 6 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
1. Nanticoke Post No. 6 Marker
Inscription. In 1926 a group of local World War I veterans held a meeting in Burtonís Hardware Store for the purpose of organizing an American Legion Post in Seaford. The initial effort was unsuccessful, but later that year plans were revived and Nanticoke Post No. 6 received its charter. In 1934 members constructed the present Post home here on the former site of St. Johnís Methodist Episcopal Church. Church trustees had obtained the property in 1818 to serve as the site for “Bochimís Meeting House”. Worship services were held here until the congregation relocated in 1898.

Nanticoke Post No. 6 was built in log cabin style with lumber hauled here by teams of horses. The fireplace was built of stone taken from the site of the 18th century Cape Henlopen Lighthouse. The Post was formally dedicated on June 6, 1953.
 
Erected 1997 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-114.)
 
Location. 38° 38.674′ N, 75° 36.552′ W. Marker is in Seaford, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Front Street just from Poplar Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seaford DE 19973, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker

Nanticoke Post No. 6 image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
2. Nanticoke Post No. 6
. Forty & Eight Boxcar (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Luke's Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor William H. H. Ross (about 300 feet away); St. John's United Methodist Church (approx. ľ mile away); Seaford Fire Department (approx. ľ mile away); Mount Olivet United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Seaford Hundred (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Seaford Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Seaford.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Veterans Memorial on Post grounds. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
3. Veterans Memorial on Post grounds.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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