“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Iron Hill

Iron Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., August 29, 2020
1. Iron Hill Marker
Inscription.  In 1701, William Penn granted 30,000 acres of land to a group of Welsh settlers who were attracted to the area by the iron on Iron Hill. An iron mining and smelting industry grew up around both Iron and Chestnut hills and continued until 1891 when it was no longer feasible to mine the ore.
Erected by New Castle County Department of Parks and Recreation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce.
Location. 39° 38.093′ N, 75° 45.311′ W. Marker is near Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Robert L. Melson Lane, on the left when traveling north. Although Whitaker Road is named above (because Robert L. Melson Lane intersects it), the Lane is blocked at Whitaker Road, so Iron Hill Park, which includes this marker, has to be reached by road from Old Baltimore Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark DE 19702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Iron Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); Iron Hill School #112-C (approx. 0.3
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miles away); Historic Iron Ore Mining (approx. 0.3 miles away); Welsh Tract (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Iron Hill School #112-C (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington's Reconnaissance (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Cooch's Bridge (approx. one mile away); Old Welsh Tract Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
More about this marker. This is at least 0.1 mile south of the stone-mounted plaque which, like this marker, is titled Iron Hill.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 29, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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