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

Highball Signal

 
 
Highball Signal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, January 17, 2011
1. Highball Signal Marker
Inscription.  Signals of this type were used on early railroads to control train movements. When the track was clear, the station agent would hoist the ball, permitting the train to proceed. The signal is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. (Marker Number S-69.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list.
 
Location. 38° 27.367′ N, 75° 34.667′ W. Marker is in Delmar, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on North Pennsylvania Avenue near East State Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delmar DE 19940, 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. Delmar War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Town of Delmar (approx. 0.4 miles away); Transpeninsular Line Between Maryland and Three Lower Counties of Pennsylvania (Now Delaware) (approx. one mile away in Maryland); Wicomico County War Memorial
Highball Signal image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, January 17, 2011
2. Highball Signal
(approx. 5 miles away in Maryland); The 1955 Wicomico County War Memorial (approx. 5 miles away in Maryland); St. Paul's United Methodist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Mount Pleasant Methodist Church (approx. 5˝ miles away); The Four Immortal Chaplains (approx. 5˝ miles away in Maryland). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delmar.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hayman John C (1979). Rails Along The Chesapeake (Marvadel Publishers). (Submitted on May 20, 2014, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
2. Tufts, A. (1957). Rails Along The Chesapeake (Henry Holt And Company, New York). (Submitted on May 27, 2014, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
 
Highball Signal image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, May 17, 2014
3. Highball Signal
Delmarva Secondary Looking North image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, May 17, 2014
4. Delmarva Secondary Looking North
Delmarva Secondary Looking South image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, May 17, 2014
5. Delmarva Secondary Looking South
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,093 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on May 20, 2014, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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