Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Wilmington Friends School
In its first century, guided by Wilmington Monthly Meeting, the school fulfilled that aim. Delaware’s first historian, Benjamin Ferris, wrote in 1846, “Thousands of children have there received the first rudiments of an English education.” In its second century, as the state provided public education, Friends became Delaware’s first true college preparatory school.
In 1937, having outgrown its much-expanded but aged home, Friends School moved to this site in Alapocas. Though now physically separated from its parent meeting, the school continues to be sustained by the wisdom of that meeting and the teaching of all Quakers that “there is that
Erected 1998 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-102.)
Location. 39° 46.127′ N, 75° 33.123′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. The marker is near the building entrance on Alapocas Drive side of the school. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 School Road, Wilmington DE 19803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Gilpin Mills (approx. 0.4 miles away); Salesianum School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Looking Back... (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kentmere Parkway (approx. 0.7 miles away); Thomas Francis Bayard (approx. 0.8 miles away); Delaware Chemical Engineering Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Looking Back... (approx. 0.8 miles away); Frank E. Schoonover Studios (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
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