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Milton in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Governor David Hazzard

 
 
Governor David Hazzard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
1. Governor David Hazzard Marker
Inscription.  Born on May 18, 1781, he was the son of local residents John and Mary Houston Hazzard. Like his father, he engaged in extensive mercantile and agricultural pursuits. As a young man he was a local magistrate and an officer in the State Militia during the War of 1812. After two unsuccessful efforts in 1823 and 1826, he was elected to the office of Governor of Delaware in 1829. His term was marked by a period of great growth and change. Public education was implemented throughout the state and a new State Constitution was adopted in 1831. Roads and bridges were improved, and the New Castle & Frenchtown Railroad, one of the first railroads in the country, was established. Following the completion of his term he was elected to the State Senate in 1834. In 1844 he was appointed as an Associate Justice of the Delaware Superior Court. He was the last member of the state judiciary with no formal legal education. An active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Hazzard campaigned for such social reforms as the elimination of Delaware’s antiquated system of imprisonment for debt. After a long and productive life he was laid to rest in Milton’s Goshen
Governor David Hazzard image. Click for full size.
Delaware Department of State, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
2. Governor David Hazzard
Cemetery following his death on July 8, 1864.
 
Erected 2003 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-176.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureChurches & ReligionGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceWar of 1812.
 
Location. 38° 46.705′ N, 75° 18.685′ W. Marker is in Milton, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Magnolia Street near Union Street (Delaware Route 5), on the left when traveling west. Located along Governor's Walk, Magnolia Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milton DE 19968, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor Samuel Paynter (within shouting distance of this marker); Milton Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Milton Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Ships and Men (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shipbuilding on the Broadkill (about 300 feet away); Governor Joseph Maull (about 400 feet away); The Holly Industry (about 500 feet away); Carey Storehouse (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milton.
 
Also see . . .  David Hazzard, Wikipedia entry. Hazzard was the last Governor to serve
Governor David Hazzard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
3. Governor David Hazzard Marker
under the Constitution of 1792. (Submitted on November 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Governor David Hazzard Marker as seen along Governor's Walk, looking west image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
4. Governor David Hazzard Marker as seen along Governor's Walk, looking west
Governor David Hazzard Marker, near Union Street, along Magnolia Street and Broadkill River Channel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
5. Governor David Hazzard Marker, near Union Street, along Magnolia Street and Broadkill River Channel
Governor David Hazzard (lower left) as mentioned on Governor's Walk tribute image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
6. Governor David Hazzard (lower left) as mentioned on Governor's Walk tribute
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 7, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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