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Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company

 
 
Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
1. Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company Marker
Inscription. This company was organized on February 2, 1928, when a group of interested citizens met at C. H. Pearsonís Store for the purpose of electing officers. William S. Scarborough was chosen to be the President of the organization, and Willard D. Boyce was selected to serve as the first Chief. Funds to support the company were raised through subscriptions, suppers, and carnivals. The first fire truck purchased was a used Ford Model T Chemical Wagon. The Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company was formally incorporated on August 17, 1931. In 1933 the members purchased a structure on the west side of Commerce Street where the companyís equipment was then being stored. After outgrowing this facility, the purchase of the former Cheswold Public School was approved in 1950. The building was renovated to meet the growing needs of the company. On April 26, 1953, the new firehouse was officially dedicated by Delaware Governor and Cheswold native J. Caleb Boggs. The facility was further expanded with the completion of a major addition to the building in January 1971. Since its organization the company has continued to protect the lives and property of the residents of Cheswold and the surrounding community.
 
Erected 2003 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-83.)
 
Location.
Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
2. Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company
39° 13.244′ N, 75° 35.053′ W. Marker is in Cheswold, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Main Street (Delaware Route 42). Click for map. Marker is on the east side of the fire station. Marker is in this post office area: Cheswold DE 19936, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little Creek Hundred (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Little Creek Hundred (approx. 1.5 miles away); Loockerman Hall (approx. 3.2 miles away); Delaware State College (approx. 3.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Dover (approx. 4.3 miles away); Town of Kenton (approx. 4.4 miles away); Former Site of ILC Dover (approx. 4.6 miles away); Booker T. Washington School (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cheswold.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
3. Fire Bell Marker
Alarm bell made from a rail. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
4. Alarm bell made from a rail.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 585 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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