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

Gunning Bedford, Jr.

 
 
Gunning Bedford, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
1. Gunning Bedford, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  1747-1812. Member of Continental Congress and of Annapolis Convention. A framer of United States Constitution, which Delaware was first to ratify. Appointed First District Judge of Delaware by President Washington. Purchased this property 1793 as country home, naming it "Lombardy". Buried at Tenth and Market Streets, Wilmington. Reinterred 1921 at Masonic Home.
 
Erected 1933 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number NC-6.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list.
 
Location. 39° 46.888′ N, 75° 32.713′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Concord Pike 0.2 miles north of Delaware Route 261, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19803, 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. Lombardy Hall (within shouting distance of
Gunning Bedford, Jr. Home image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
2. Gunning Bedford, Jr. Home
this marker); The Blue Ball Barn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wilmington Friends School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Delaware Chemical Engineering Company (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Gilpin Mills (approx. 1.4 miles away); Salesianum School (approx. 1˝ miles away); Rockwood (approx. 1˝ miles away); Thomas Francis Bayard (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
 
Also see . . .  Gunning Bedford, Jr. - Biography. (Submitted on December 26, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,510 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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