Burr Family Vault
Old Swedes Churchyard Walking Tour
Horace Burr was a physician, an author and served in the Delaware Legislature. At Old Swedes he was Senior Warden and Vestryman. His 1899 translation of the early Swedish church records is still used today and is a valuable genealogical research tool.
Notice the Burr family coat of arms carved into one side of the monument, and the German text on the opposite side.
Erected by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America of the State of Delaware. (Marker Number 3.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
Location. 39° 44.311′ N, 75° 32.458′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Church Street (U.S. 13) and East 7th Street, on the right when traveling north
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brinckle Family (here, next to this marker); Hendrickson House (a few steps from this marker); "M. B." Stone (a few steps from this marker); The Congregation of Crane Hook Church Built Holy Trinity Church 1698-1699 (a few steps from this marker); Stidham Family (a few steps from this marker); Iron Letters on the Church (a few steps from this marker); Old Swedes Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Springer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.