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

Nathaniel Mitchell

(1752-1813)

 
 
Nathaniel Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, January 17, 2011
1. Nathaniel Mitchell Marker
Mitchell is buried on the grounds of the historic Old Christ Church of Laurel.
Inscription.  This Federalist served as the governor of Delaware between 1805-1808. He was born in Laurel in 1752, attended Old Christ Church, and is buried in this churchyard. Mitchell was commissioned as adjutant of militia 1775, promoted captain in 1776, and appointed brigade major in 1779. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress between 1786-1788 and was a member of Delaware's General Assembly between 1808-1812.
 
Erected by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number S-68.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1752.
 
Location. 38° 33.65′ N, 75° 32.233′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of Chipman's Pond Road (County Road 465) and Christ Church Roads (County Road 465A) on Chipman's Pond Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel DE 19956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
Nathaniel Mitchell Marker, northwest along Chipman's Pond Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
2. Nathaniel Mitchell Marker, northwest along Chipman's Pond Road
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, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Nathaniel Mitchell (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Christ Church (within shouting distance of this marker); 407 5th Street (approx. 1.7 miles away); Shepard House (approx. 1.7 miles away); 511 Pine Street (approx. 1.7 miles away); Wooten-Truitt House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gordy-Windsor House (approx. 1.7 miles away); 404 Pine Street (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laurel.
 
Also see . . .  Nathaniel Mitchell - A Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on January 20, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Nathaniel Mitchell Marker at intersection of Chipman's Pond Road and Christ Church Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
3. Nathaniel Mitchell Marker at intersection of Chipman's Pond Road and Christ Church Road
Nathaniel Mitchell Gravesite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, January 17, 2011
4. Nathaniel Mitchell Gravesite Marker
Nathaniel Mitchell
1753-1813
First native son of Laurel
to be
Governor of Delaware
1805-1808
Hero of the Revolution
1775-1781
Member
Continental Congress
1786-1788.
Erected by
Laurel Historical Society, Inc.
July 4, 1978.
Nathaniel Mitchell Gravesite Marker 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, January 17, 2011
5. Nathaniel Mitchell Gravesite Marker 2
Revolutionary soldier Nathaniel Mitchell, 1775-1781. Placed by Major Nathaniel Mitchell Chapter DAR.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 830 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 17, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on January 17, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 20, 2022