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

Allee House

 
 
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By Nate Davidson, April 22, 2009
1. Allee House Marker
Inscription.  In 1706 John Allee, of a Huguenot family, bought a 600-acre tract, "Woodstock Bower," of which this land is a part. One of his sons, Abraham, was prominent in Kent County affairs until his death in 1776: Member of the General Assembly 1726, Justice of the Peace 1738, Chief Ranger of Kent County 1749. This house was built about 1753, probably by Abraham. In 1963 the U.S. Government leased the house to the State of Delaware for preservation as a fine example of early Delaware "Plantation" Architecture.
 
Erected 1963 by Public Archives Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 17.067′ N, 75° 30.267′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from Dutch Neck Road. To access this site entrance to the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge at Whitehall Neck Road is required. Entrance fees apply. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smyrna DE 19977, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Allee House image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, April 22, 2009
2. Allee House
. Former site of Whitehall Plantation (approx. 2.3 miles away); Roby United Methodist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Site of Duck Creek Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Commodore Jacob Jones (approx. 5.3 miles away); Thomas D. Clayton School (approx. 5.3 miles away); Little Creek Hundred (approx. 5.3 miles away); Union Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Smyrna Opera House and Old Town Hall (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smyrna.
 
Allee House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, May 24, 2014
3. Allee House Marker
Other marker at entrance to the property
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By Stephen J Duncan, May 24, 2014
4. Allee House Marker
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By Stephen J Duncan, May 24, 2014
5. Allee House Marker
Knocker on front door of house
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By Stephen J Duncan, May 24, 2014
6. Allee House Marker
Barn on property
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By Stephen J Duncan, May 24, 2014
7. Allee House Marker
Out building on property
Allee House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, May 24, 2014
8. Allee House Marker
Shed on property
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 791 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 24, 2014, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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