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Lewes in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Cannonball House

 
 
The Cannonball House Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, May 1, 2010
1. The Cannonball House Marker
Inscription.  Last remaining Lewes House bearing the scar of the War of 1812. Patch on foundation shows where a cannonball struck on April 6th or 7th, in the year 1813. Restored by Lewes Historical Society.
 
Erected by Lewes Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
 
Location. 38° 46.555′ N, 75° 8.361′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street (Local Road 267) and Bank Street, on the left when traveling west on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 Front St, Lewes DE 19958, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Cannonball House (here, next to this marker); The Explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano (a few steps from this marker); Last Lewes Pilot Skiff (a few steps from this marker); The Bombardment of Lewes (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Bombardment of Lewes (within shouting
Second Marker and Cannonball image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, May 1, 2010
2. Second Marker and Cannonball
The cannonball is in the lower right of this picture, in the brick foundation.
distance of this marker); The War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); Otis H. Smith City Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); Dodds Corner (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
 
The Cannonball House image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, May 1, 2010
3. The Cannonball House
Both markers are in the foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2021, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2010, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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