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Near Colora in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This Tablet is in Commemoration

 
 
Stockton / Rush Memorial Gate Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, July 17, 2007
1. Stockton / Rush Memorial Gate Tablet
Inscription.  This Tablet is in Commemoration of Richard Stockton and Dr. Benjamin Rush signers of the Declaration of Independence and students of West Nottingham Academy. Stockton from 1743 to 1748 - Rush from 1751 to 1756.
 
Erected 1926 by Captain Jeremiah Baker Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEducationPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1743.
 
Location. 39° 40.188′ N, 76° 4.606′ W. Marker is near Colora, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Harrisville Road and Firetower Road, on the right when traveling south on Harrisville Road. This marker is across Firetower Road from the "West Nottingham Academy" marker listed at this intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colora MD 21917, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. West Nottingham Academy (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named West Nottingham Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named West Nottingham Academy (approx. 2.3 miles away); Richards Oak (approx. 2.4 miles away); Cummings Tavern (approx. 2˝ miles away); American Legion Post 194 Veterans Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); Site of Chapel-of-Ease (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Nottingham Lots (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Stockton / Rush Memorial Gate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, July 17, 2007
2. Stockton / Rush Memorial Gate
Richard Stockton was a New Jersey signer and Dr. Benjamin Rush was a Pennsylvania signer.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,873 times since then and 49 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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