Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Caesar Rodney Monument
Erected 1992 by Delaware Heritage Commission.
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 44.75′ N, 75° 32.833′ W. Marker was in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker could be reached from N. Market Street. Between 10th & 11th Streets, and between Market and King streets, in Rodney Square. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Rodney Square (a few steps from this marker); Suffrage Rally (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Post Office, Court House and Custom House (about 300 feet away, Saint Joseph Church (about 500 feet away); The Monday Club (about 600 feet away); Burton V. Wilmington Parking Authority (about 600 feet away); A French Legion Kept Watch Here (about 800 feet away); Ezion Methodist Episcopal Church (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
More about this monument. Statue was removed because Rodney 0wned 200 slaves, even though he freed then in his will.
Also see . . .
1. Caesar Rodney. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774 - Present entry (Submitted on May 30, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Caesar Rodney. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on September 26, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
3. Delaware Declares Independence. “Thomas McKean and Caesar Rodney, the same two men who represented the Lower Counties in the Stamp Act Congress of 1765, proposed the Lower Counties’ simultaneous separation from Pennsylvania and the British crown. McKean and Rodney, along with George Read, represented the Lower Counties at the First (Submitted on June 15, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,621 times since then and 200 times this year. Last updated on December 24, 2018, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 29, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. 7. submitted on September 26, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 8. submitted on June 13, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.