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The Daniel Nichols House

 
 
The Daniel Nichols House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 22, 2019
1. The Daniel Nichols House Marker
Inscription.  British General Sir William Howe embarked on a campaign to capture the city of Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War in 1777. While marching from Cooch’s Bridge to Kennett Square onward to the Battle of Brandywine Howe and his army passed through Mill Creek Hundred. The army ransacked farms taking livestock and supplies. The house approximately 100 yards to the east of this spot, served as Howe’s headquarters during an encampment along Limestone Road on September 8 and 9, 1777. Generals Cornwallis, Grant, and Knyphausen joined Howe during this encampment.

Delaware Public Archives 2017 NCC-228
 
Erected 2017 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NCC-228.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 8, 1777.
 
Location. 39° 46.179′ N, 75° 42.555′ W. Marker is in Hockessin, Delaware, in New Castle County. Memorial is on Limestone Road (Delaware Route 7) 0.1 miles south of Sheringham Drive

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, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hockessin DE 19707, 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. Tweed's Tavern (approx. half a mile away); James Henry "Nip" Winters (approx. 1.1 miles away); First African-American Schoolhouse In Hockessin (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hockessin School #107C (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chippey African Union Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chair of Honor (approx. 1˝ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); St. John The Evangelist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hockessin.
 
The Daniel Nichols House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 22, 2019
2. The Daniel Nichols House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on March 10, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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