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

Welsh Tract

Welsh Tract Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
1. Welsh Tract Marker
Inscription.  Approximate southern boundary of tract of thirty thousand acres granted by William Penn to the Welsh in 1701. It included what is now Pencader Hundred, Delaware, and a part of Cecil County, Maryland.
Erected 1932 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number NC-47.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1701.
Location. 39° 31.089′ N, 75° 42.858′ W. Marker is near Middletown, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on DE 896, DE 71 (Summit Bridge Road), 0.1 miles south of Victoria Drive, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at fence of Summit Airport.
This part of Summit Bridge Road also carried US 301, which had to be removed from here because it was shifted to a new toll road,. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown DE 19709, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Locust Grove (approx. 2.2 miles away); Choptank Upon-the-Hill (approx. 2.3 miles away);
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Sgt. James P. Connor Memorial Circle (approx. 2.6 miles away); POW/MIA Chair of Honor (approx. 2.6 miles away); Delaware Medal of Honor Recipients and Those Who Died in Service Memorial Cenotaph (approx. 2.6 miles away); Address by President Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Sgt. James P. Connor Memorial Circle (approx. 2.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2007. This page has been viewed 2,437 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on October 1, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photo   1. submitted on November 28, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 23, 2023