“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Newark in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Founder Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., August 10, 2020
1. Founder Marker
Inscription.  Son of a weaver in Northern Ireland, Dr. Francis Alison (1705-1779) was educated at Scotland's leading universities. He migrated to America, where he became the father of higher education in the middle colonies. In 1743 Alison founded the Academy that is now the University of Delaware.
Erected by University of Delaware.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the University of Delaware series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1743.
Location. 39° 40.744′ N, 75° 45.199′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South College Avenue and Kent Way, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Kent Way, Newark DE 19711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mentors' Circle (here, next to this marker); Wings of Thought (a few steps from this marker); The Visitors Center (about 300 feet away, measured in
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a direct line); Dr. Walter J. Hullihen (1875-1944) (about 300 feet away); In Memoriam (about 400 feet away); Memorial Hall (about 400 feet away); Hugh Martin Morris (1878-1966) (about 400 feet away); Samuel Chiles Mitchell (1864-1948) (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 31 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 10, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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