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Near Newark in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington's Reconnaissance

 
 
Washington's Reconnaissance Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, July 29, 2008
1. Washington's Reconnaissance Marker
Inscription.  Generals Washington, Greene and Lafayette came to Iron Hill, August 26, 1777 in hope of viewing British army then landing along Elk River. Only a few tents could be seen. A heavy storm coming up, they spent the night in a nearby farm house.
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number NC-53.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
 
Location. 39° 37.996′ N, 75° 44.983′ W. Marker is near Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Old Baltimore Pike, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1223 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark DE 19702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iron Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Iron Hill School #112-C (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Iron Hill School #112-C (approx. half a mile
Washington's Reconnaissance Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, July 29, 2008
2. Washington's Reconnaissance Marker
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away); a different marker also named Iron Hill (approx. half a mile away); Historic Iron Ore Mining (approx. half a mile away); Welsh Tract (approx. half a mile away); British Position (approx. Ύ mile away); Battle of Cooch's Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,768 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Jun. 29, 2022