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

George Read

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 24, 2017
1. George Read Marker
Inscription.  

Signer of the
Declaration of Independence

We mutually pledge to
each other our lives, our fortunes
and our sacred honor


 
Erected by Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Inc.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series list.
 
Location. 39° 39.63′ N, 75° 33.745′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is in the Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Harmony Street, New Castle DE 19720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War Patriots in the Immanuel Churchyard (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named George Read (within shouting distance of this marker); Frenchtown Railroad Sleepers (within
George Read Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 24, 2017
2. George Read Marker
Looking SW, with Market Street on other side of wall
shouting distance of this marker); Midshipman John Stockton, United States Navy (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain John Evans (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Wansey (within shouting distance of this marker); The Welcome Society of Pennsylvania (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Library (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Founding Fathers: Delaware. (Submitted on April 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Life and correspondence of George Read, a signer of the Declaration of Independence (1870). (Submitted on April 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. George Read: Delegate to the Constitutional Convention. (Submitted on April 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. George Read Bio (short YouTube video). (Submitted on April 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
George Read image. Click for full size.
By National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution
3. George Read
1784 portrait by Robert Edge Pine (NPG.72.4)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 255 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 7, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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