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New London Road Community

 
 
New London Road Community-(NCC-245) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 8, 2019
1. New London Road Community-(NCC-245) Marker
Inscription.  The African American New London Road community can be traced back to 1786 when free black families began settling in the area. The community clustered around New London Road and was bounded by Cleveland Avenue to the south and Corbit and Ray Streets to the north. At a time when African Americans were not welcomed in businesses on Main Street, the community was self-sufficient. Residents owned and operated many businesses including a barbershop, gas station, pool hall, convenience store/co-op, hair salons, and an ice cream parlor. Children attended the New London Road Colored School until it desegregated in 1955.
 
Erected 2018 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NCC-245.)
 
Location. 39° 41.154′ N, 75° 45.516′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of New London Road and Cleveland Avenue on New London Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark DE 19711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John African Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Pride of Delaware Lodge #349 IBPOEW
New London Road Community-(NCC-245) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 8, 2019
2. New London Road Community-(NCC-245) Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deer Park Hotel (approx. mile away); New London Avenue School (approx. mile away); Old College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Raub Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Evans House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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