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

John M. Clayton

 
 
John M. Clayton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, October 9, 2006
1. John M. Clayton Marker
Inscription.  Born in Dagsboro, Delaware, 1796. Graduate of Yale College 1815. Member of Delaware House of Representatives 1824. Secretary of State of Delaware 1826-1828. United States Senator 1829-1836, 1845-1849 and 1853 until his death, 1856. Chief Justice of Delaware 1837-1839. United States Secretary of State under Presidents Taylor and Fillmore, 1849 to July 9, 1850. Negotiated the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty with Great Britain.
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Markers Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPeace. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives, the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #13 Millard Fillmore series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1824.
 
Location. 39° 9.366′ N, 75° 31.602′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from South Governor's Avenue, 0.1 miles south of W North Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located on the right side of the entrance
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to Meeting House Gallery 1, an archeological museum located in the Old Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 316 South Governor's Avenue, Dover DE 19904, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel John Haslet (here, next to this marker); Old Presbyterian Church (here, next to this marker); Site Of Kent County’s First Presbyterian Church (a few steps from this marker); Continuity & Progress (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Did you know… (about 400 feet away); Site of Dover's First Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); The Capitol Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Golden Fleece Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .
1. CLAYTON, John Middleton. "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress" entry (Submitted on January 15, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.) 

2. John M. Clayton. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on January 15, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.) 
 
Meeting House Gallery 1, The Old Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, October 9, 2006
2. Meeting House Gallery 1, The Old Presbyterian Church
John Middleton Clayton image. Click for full size.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, unknown
3. John Middleton Clayton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,710 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   3. submitted on September 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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