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

Duncan Beard

 
 
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By William Pfingsten, August 17, 2008
1. Duncan Beard Marker
Inscription.  Delaware clock-maker of great distinction and silversmith lived and labored here for about thirty years until his death in 1797. Was a prominent member of Old Drawyers Presbyterian Church. Made contract with State of Delaware in 1776 for manufacture of gun-locks.
 
Erected 1939 by Public Archives Commission. (Marker Number NC-72.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraIndustry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
 
Location. 39° 26.423′ N, 75° 38.633′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Rt. 299 Old State Road and Taylor Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east on Rt. 299 Old State Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Odessa DE 19730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Tatman Office (approx. 1.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old St. Paul's Church
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By William Pfingsten, August 17, 2008
2. Duncan Beard Marker
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); Odessa (approx. 1.6 miles away); Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Drawyers Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Former Site of the Alston and Hunn Farms (approx. 2.7 miles away); Commodore Thomas Macdonough (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Odessa.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,014 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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