Camden in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
During his service as a member of the Continental Congress in 1776, Rodney was summoned from his home to Philadelphia to break a deadlock in the states approving the Declaration of Independence. He was commissioned Brigadier General during the Revolution and given responsibility for commanding the Delaware Militia. In 1778 he was elected President (or Governor) of Delaware, a capacity in which he served until 1781. He died at his home near Dover on June 29, 1784. Throughout his career of public service, Caesar Rodney was noted for his high integrity, purity of character, and patriotic leadership.
In 1916, a new school for area youth was constructed, named to honor Delaware's patriot hero, the first Caesar Rodney High School was located on Camden-Wyoming Avenue. It was
Erected 1999 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-62.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Government & Politics • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 29, 1784.
Location. 39° 7.062′ N, 75° 32.437′ W. Marker is in Camden, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Old North Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 239 Old North Road, Camden Wyoming DE 19934, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Operation Silent Witness (approx. ¼ mile away); Camden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Morning Star Institutional Church of God in Christ, Inc. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gov. George Truitt Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Camden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brecknock (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camden Friends Meeting (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Hunn (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
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