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

Lafayette

 
 
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By Don Morfe, November 11, 2019
1. Lafayette Marker
Inscription.  General Lafayette enroute to Virginia, to command expedition against Benedict Arnold, landed 1500 troops here, with cannon, stores, and ammunition, March 2, 1781. Council of Maryland issued warrant to impress carriages, teams and drivers for his use at Christiana Bridge and vessels, hands, etc., at Head of Elk.
 
Erected 1932 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-51.)
 
Location. 39° 39.828′ N, 75° 39.372′ W. Marker is in Christiana, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on East Main Street. The marker is located at the entrance to Lewden Green Park on the left of the two markers. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 E Main Street, Newark DE 19702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Last Mustering of The First Delaware Regiment (here, next to this marker); Christiana Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away); Old Fort Union American Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christiana United Methodist Church (approx.
Lafayette Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 11, 2019
2. Lafayette Marker
0.3 miles away); Christiana Public School #111-C (approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel Patterson (approx. half a mile away); Talbot's Fort (approx. 0.7 miles away); Purple Heart Trail in Delaware (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Christiana.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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