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

Oliver Evans (1755-1819)

Inventor and Engineer

 
 
Oliver Evans (1755-1819) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen J Duncan, April 15, 2012
1. Oliver Evans (1755-1819) Marker
Inscription.  Born in Newport, Delaware, September 13, 1755, son of Charles and Ann Stalcop Evans. Invented automatic machinery for flour mills; first high-pressure steam engine adapted to commercial use in America; and first American land vehicle to move under steam power. Died in New York City April 15, 1819.
 
Erected 1966 by Public Archives Commission. (Marker Number NC-71.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 13, 1755.
 
Location. 39° 42.852′ N, 75° 36.371′ W. Marker is in Newport, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on E. Market St. (Delaware Route 4) just east of N. Walnut St., on the right when traveling east. The marker sits in Bicentennial Memorial Park in front of the large gun. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19804, 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. In Honor of All Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Peniel United Methodist Church
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(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sentinel Tree Planting (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bobby Hall, Sr. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Delaware Military Academy (approx. 1.2 miles away); Five Points Civil Association Fire Squad Bell (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Delaware Continentals (approx. 1.3 miles away); Washington's Earthworks (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
Also see . . .  Oliver Evans -Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 15, 2012, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware.)
 
View of the marker, looking east. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen J Duncan, April 15, 2012
2. View of the marker, looking east.
Looking west from the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen J Duncan, April 15, 2012
3. Looking west from the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. This page has been viewed 764 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on March 9, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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