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

Woodburn

 
 
Woodburn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, January 18, 2009
1. Woodburn Marker
Inscription.  Part of a tract of 3,000 acres granted to John Hillyard by William Penn, March 7, 1683. His great-grandson, Charles Hillyard, built this mansion and resided here with his wife, Mary, daughter of William Killen, first Chancellor of Delaware. According to tradition, here culminated Patty Cannon's raid on Dover, vividly portrayed in George Alfred Townsend's historical novel "The Entailed Hat."
 
Erected 1940 by Public Archives Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1983.
 
Location. 39° 9.679′ N, 75° 31.383′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from King's Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dover DE 19901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodburn: The Governor's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sequoia - A California Redwood (within shouting distance of this marker); Hall House
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Richardson and Robbins Complex (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Annie Jump Cannon (about 700 feet away); …and His Accomplishments (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crawford Carroll, the Man… (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dover (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Woodburn - the Governor's Residence image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, November 7, 2005
2. Woodburn - the Governor's Residence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 673 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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