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Viola in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Immigrant Jewish Farms

 
 
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By Don Morfe, November 10, 2019
1. Immigrant Jewish Farms Marker
Inscription.  Delaware’s first Jewish farmers, Isaac and Ida Beinoff, settled here in 1897. Like those to follow, they were recent immigrants fleeing poverty and oppression in their native Russia. Between 1912 and 1929, the Jewish Agriculture Society, based in New York City, provided loans to the Beinoffs and other Jewish farmers who moved to Kent County as part of a national “back-to-soil” movement. After World War II, the Jewish farmers remaining in the area contributed to the organization of the Jewish community in southern Delaware and the establishment of the first synagogue in Dover.
 
Erected 1997 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-58.)
 
Location. 39° 2.544′ N, 75° 35.49′ W. Marker is in Viola, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Kersey Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 154 Kersey Road, Viola DE 19979, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Murderkill Hundred (approx. 1.8 miles away); Felton Railroad Station (approx. 2.3 miles away); Rescue House of Prayer
Immigrant Jewish Farms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 10, 2019
2. Immigrant Jewish Farms Marker
(approx. 2.4 miles away); Honor and Remember (approx. 2˝ miles away); Town of Felton (approx. 2˝ miles away); Samuel D. Burris (approx. 2.7 miles away); Captain Jonathan Caldwell (approx. 3 miles away); Geographic Center of Delaware (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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