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Caesar Rodney

 
 
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Inscription.  Caesar Rodney-Born on October 7, 1728 on a farm east of Dover, Caesar Rodney was one of Delaware's most distinguished statesmen. Entering public life at an early age, Rodney held numerous local offices. He was a member of the Colonial State Assembly, and a delegate to the Stamp Act Congress. From 1774 through 1776 he was a member of the Continental Congress.

During his service as a member of the Continental Congress in 1776, Rodney was summoned from his home to Philadelphia to break a deadlock in the states approving the Declaration of Independence. He was commissioned Brigadier General during the Revolution and given responsibility for commanding the Delaware Militia. In 1778 he was elected President (or Governor) of Delaware, a capacity in which he served until 1781. He died at his home near Dover on June 29, 1784. Throughout his career of public service, Caesar Rodney was noted for his high integrity, purity of character, and patriotic leadership.

In 1916, a new school for area youth was constructed, named to honor Delaware's patriot hero, the first Caesar Rodney High School was located on Camden-Wyoming Avenue. It was
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replaced by the present structure in 1967.
 
Erected 1999 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-62.)
 
Location. 39° 7.062′ N, 75° 32.437′ W. Marker is in Camden, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Old North Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 239 Old North Road, Camden Wyoming DE 19934, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Operation Silent Witness (approx. mile away); Camden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Morning Star Institutional Church of God in Christ, Inc. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gov. George Truitt Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Camden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brecknock (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camden Friends Meeting (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Hunn (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Don Morfe, October 13, 2019
3. Caesar Rodney Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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