“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hartly in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Cheney Clow's Rebellion

Cheney Clow's Rebellion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, April 15, 2008
1. Cheney Clow's Rebellion Marker
Inscription.  During the American Revolution many Delawareans remained loyal to the British Crown. In 1778 a group of Loyalists under the leadership of local resident Cheney Clow constructed a fort near this location. Concerned that they would march on Dover, a detachments of Delaware militia commanded by Lt. Col. Charles Pope was sent to investigate. Arriving on April 14, the party exchanged fire with the fort's occupants. Returning two days later with reinforcements, Pope found the post abandoned and destroyed it. Clow was arrested in 1782 following a gunfight in which a man was killed. Charged with murder, Cheney Clow was executed in 1788.
Erected 2006 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-97.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
Location. 39° 12.033′ N, 75° 44.717′ W. Marker is in Hartly, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is at the intersection
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of 659 Sudlersville Road and Intersection of Rt. 300 & Rt. 44 on 659 Sudlersville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartly DE 19953, 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. Mason-Dixon Line Crownstone (approx. 4 miles away in Maryland); Site of Blackiston Methodist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Town of Kenton (approx. 4.7 miles away); Sudlersville Train Station (approx. 6 miles away in Maryland); Sapling from 400 Year Old Oak Tree (approx. 6.1 miles away in Maryland); Mason-Dixon Crownstone (approx. 6.1 miles away); West Dover Hundred (approx. 6.1 miles away); Sudlersville (approx. 6.2 miles away in Maryland).
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,520 times since then and 43 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 15, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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