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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list.
 
Location. 39° 39.825′ N, 75° 39.371′ W. Marker is in Christiana, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on East Main Street (Delaware Route 7), on the right when traveling west. The marker is located at the entrance to Lewden Green Park on the left of the two markers (the other marker being "Last Mustering"). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 East Main Street, Newark DE 19702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Last Mustering of The Delaware Continentals (here, next to this marker); John Lewden House
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By Don Morfe, November 11, 2019
2. Lafayette Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Christiana Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Fort Union American Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christiana United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christiana Public School #111-C (approx. 0.4 miles away); Village of Christiana (approx. half a mile away); Samuel Patterson (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Christiana.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on February 1, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. 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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