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

Delaware State Fair

 
 
Delaware State Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, November 10, 2019
1. Delaware State Fair Marker
Inscription.  Delaware State Fair-In 1919 local residents held several meetings to discuss the establishment of a fair. On January 12, 1920, the Kent and Sussex County Fair Association was organized for the purposes of “promoting and encouraging agriculture and giving pleasures and diversions to the inhabitant of rural communities. The first fair was held in July, 1920. In 1962 this annual event was named the Delaware State Fair to reflect its popularity and statewide appeal. The grounds have also been used for a wide variety of activities and events. German prisoners were housed here during World War II and regular pari-mutuel harness racing was commenced in 1946.
 
Erected 1994 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-51.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 12, 1920.
 
Location. 38° 54.732′ N, 75° 34.266′ W. Marker is in Harrington, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker
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is on Messick Street. The marker is located inside the Delaware State Fair grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrington DE 19952, 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. First Rural Free Delivery Route (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clark's Corner (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Harrington Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); St. Stephen's Protestant Episcopal Church (approx. one mile away); Harrington (approx. 1.2 miles away); Town of Farmington (approx. 3 miles away); Griffith's Chapel (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrington.
 
Delaware State Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, November 10, 2019
2. Delaware State Fair Marker
Delaware State Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, November 10, 2019
3. Delaware State Fair Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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