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

Nanticoke Post No. 6

 
 
Nanticoke Post No. 6 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
1. Nanticoke Post No. 6 Marker
Inscription.  In 1926 a group of local World War I veterans held a meeting in Burton’s Hardware Store for the purpose of organizing an American Legion Post in Seaford. The initial effort was unsuccessful, but later that year plans were revived and Nanticoke Post No. 6 received its charter. In 1934 members constructed the present Post home here on the former site of St. John’s Methodist Episcopal Church. Church trustees had obtained the property in 1818 to serve as the site for “Bochim’s Meeting House”. Worship services were held here until the congregation relocated in 1898.

Nanticoke Post No. 6 was built in log cabin style with lumber hauled here by teams of horses. The fireplace was built of stone taken from the site of the 18th century Cape Henlopen Lighthouse. The Post was formally dedicated on June 6, 1953.
 
Erected 1997 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-114.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations.
 
Location. 38° 38.674′ N, 75° 

Nanticoke Post No. 6 image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
2. Nanticoke Post No. 6
36.552′ W. Marker is in Seaford, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Front Street just from Poplar Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seaford DE 19973, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Killed in Action Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Forty & Eight Boxcar (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Luke's Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor William H. H. Ross (about 300 feet away); Gateway to Freedom: The Tilly Escape (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Seaford Fire Department (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seaford.
 
Veterans Memorial on Post grounds. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
3. Veterans Memorial on Post grounds.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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