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Near Chadds Ford Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Christian C. Sanderson

1882-1966

 
 
Christian C. Sanderson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
1. Christian C. Sanderson Marker
Inscription.  More than any individual in his time, Christian Sanderson focused attention on the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777. He and his mother lived in Washington’s Headquarters, 1906-1922, where they entertained thousands of visitors. Leaving the house in 1922, he stated: ”I hope some day there will be a State Park on the battlefield.”
 
Erected 1977 by the Christian C. Sanderson Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is September 11, 1864.
 
Location. 39° 52.447′ N, 75° 34.696′ W. Marker is near Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in Brandywine Battlefield Park, in front of the Benjamin Ring House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1509 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford PA 19317, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Honor All Who Served in the Founding, Defense, and Preservation of Our Great Country (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Brandywine
Marker in Brandywine Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
2. Marker in Brandywine Battlefield Park
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Gideon Gilpin House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Casimir Pulaski (approx. 0.4 miles away); The National Arborist Association (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kuerner Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Brandywine (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chadds Ford Township.
 
Also see . . .
1. Washington's Headquarters. Brandywine Battlefield website. (Submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Brandywine. September 11, 1777 at Brandywine, Pennsylvania. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

3. Wikipedia entry for Christian C. Sanderson. (Submitted on March 28, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Marker at Washington's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
3. Marker at Washington's Headquarters
The house where Christian C. Sanderson lived for 16 years was used by Gen. George Washington as a headquarters before the September 11, 1777 Battle of Brandywine.
Artist Andrew Wyeth dedicating the marker for his friend ~ Christian C. Sanderson image. Click for full size.
Public Domain, 1977
4. Artist Andrew Wyeth dedicating the marker for his friend ~ Christian C. Sanderson
Brandywine Battlefield Park Visitors Center image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
5. Brandywine Battlefield Park Visitors Center
As Sanderson had hoped for, his former home is now part of a Pennsylvania State Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,722 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on March 12, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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