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

Forty Acres

 
 
Forty Acres Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
1. Forty Acres Marker
Inscription.  Forty Acres was established in 1864 as an early streetcar suburb of Wilmington. The area was once part of a larger land tract called Hope Farm. Joshua Heald purchased forty acres of the farm and developed the neighborhood and the first horse-drawn trolley line out of the city along Delaware Ave. The trolley depot known as the Car Barn was located on the site of the Trolley Square shopping center. Other community landmarks included the Hartmann & Fehrenbach Brewery, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station, the Logan House, and St. Ann’s Church and School. Forty Acres was designated as the state’s first Neighborhood Conservation District in 2004.
 
Erected 2018 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NCC-236.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 39° 45.492′ N, 75° 33.756′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County
Forty Acres Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
2. Forty Acres Marker
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. Marker is on Delaware Avenue. The marker is on the sidewalk in front of Kelly's Logan House Restaurant. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1701 Delaware Ave, Wilmington DE 19806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank E. Schoonover Studios (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); 1315 Delaware Avenue (approx. ¼ mile away); Memorial Day Parade and Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); 1313 Delaware Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wilmington Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kentmere Parkway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christopher Columbus (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Kelly's Logan House Restaurant image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
3. Kelly's Logan House Restaurant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 8, 2022