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

East Wall Letters

Old Swedes Churchyard Walking Tour

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 5, 2021
1. East Wall Letters Marker
Inscription.  As noted at marker #8 "Iron Letters on the Church," wrought iron letters were hammered into the mortar on this east wall, above the altar window. Originally the lettering was "LUX-L.I. TENEBR ORIENS-EX ALTO." (Light from on high shines in the darkness). Only a few letters remain to remind us of these early days.
 
Erected by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America of the State of Delaware. (Marker Number 17.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list.
 
Location. 39° 44.314′ N, 75° 32.412′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Church Lane (U.S. 13) and East 7th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 Church Ln, Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elizabeth Montgomery (here, next to this marker); The Vandever's
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 5, 2021
2. East Wall Letters Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); "K. C." and "B. C." Stones (a few steps from this marker); Bishop Alfred Lee (within shouting distance of this marker); Garesche, Bauduy, Deschappelle Families (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of John Hendrickson, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Springer (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Joseph Capelle (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 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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