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Buena Vista

 
 
Buena Vista Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
1. Buena Vista Marker
Inscription. Built in 1845 by John M. Clayton (1796-1856) Secretary of State in President Taylor's cabinet. He also served Delaware as U.S. Senator, jurist and Secretary of State. He drafted the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty, which eventually guaranteed that the Panama Canal would be open to ships of all nations. This house is now a state museum.
 
Erected 1975 by Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. (Marker Number NC-15.)
 
Location. 39° 38.059′ N, 75° 38.397′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Touch for map. Marker is in the parking lot of the State Conference Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 661 S. DuPont Highway, New Castle DE 19720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christiana Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Christiana United Methodist Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Old Fort Union American Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Christiana Public School #111-C (approx. 2.6 miles away); Samuel Patterson (approx. 2.6 miles away); Talbot's Fort (approx. 2.7 miles away); Penn Farm (approx. 3.3 miles away); Purple Heart Trail in Delaware (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
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Buena Vista Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
2. Buena Vista Plaque
Buena Vista

Built 1842 by John M. Clayton. He was born 1796 at Dagsboro. Secretary of State and Chief Justice of Delaware. United States Senator three times. Secretary of State of United States under two Presidents. Negotiated Clayton-Bulwer Treaty with Great Britain. Died 1856. Buried in Old Presbyterian Churchyard, Dover

1. John Middleton Clayton - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Clayton-Bulwer Treaty. (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
3. A Brief Tour of Buena Vista's History. (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Buena Vista image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
3. Buena Vista
Buena Vista image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
4. Buena Vista
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,205 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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