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Harrington in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Harrington

 
 
Harrington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 9, 2010
1. Harrington Marker
Inscription.  Formerly known as Clark’s Corner, the roots of this community can be traced to settlement by the Clark family in the 1730’s and the subsequent establishment of an inn, tavern, store, and mill nearby. The village was little more than a country crossroads before the coming to the railroad in 1856. In that same year Matthew J. Clark subdivided a portion of his lands into town lots which would form the nucleus of the growing community. In 1859 the state legislature renamed the town in honor of Judge Samuel M. Harrington, a prime mover in the effort to bring the railroad to southern Delaware. Harrington was incorporated by the General Assembly on March 23, 1869.
 
Erected by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number K 49.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1793.
 
Location. 38° 55.111′ N, 75° 35.571′ W. Marker is in Harrington, Delaware, in Kent County
Harrington Marker, looking east along Vernon Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 9, 2010
2. Harrington Marker, looking east along Vernon Road
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. Marker is on Vernon Road (Delaware Route 14), on the right when traveling east. east of County Road 59. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrington DE 19952, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Rural Free Delivery Route (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clark's Corner (approx. 0.9 miles away); Delaware State Fair (approx. 1.2 miles away); Town of Farmington (approx. 3˝ miles away); Bethel Methodist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Griffith's Chapel (approx. 4.8 miles away); Captain Jonathan Caldwell (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrington.
 
Also see . . .  Harrington. Harrington hosts the annual Delaware State Fair each July. (Submitted on October 13, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Harrington Railroad Yard Station image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 9, 2010
3. Harrington Railroad Yard Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 683 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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