Chadds Ford in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Sept. 10th 1910
Erected 1910 by Delaware County Historical Society.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 52.42′ N, 75° 34.272′ W. Marker was in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker was on Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was in Brandywine Battlefield Park. Marker was in this post office area: Chadds Ford PA 19317, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The National Arborist Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Casimir Pulaski (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gideon Gilpin House (about 400 feet away); In Memory of Those Who Served in the Armed Forces (about 500 feet away); Battle of Brandywine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christian C. Sanderson (approx. 0.4 miles away); To Honor All Who Served in the Founding, Defense, and Preservation of Our Great Country (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Brandywine (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chadds Ford.
Also see . . .
1. Marquis de LaFayette. LaFayette web page. (Submitted on November 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Lafayette's Quarters. Brandywine Battlefield website. (Submitted on November 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Brandywine. September 11, 1777 at Brandywine, Pennsylvania. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on November 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
1. Missing Marker...so to speak:
This marker had been reported missing…it is not “missing” the story of its demise is much worse. The marker has been pushed over, but not by vandals that is easily fixed, but by “officials” of the state. It seems some historians at the Pennsylvania Parks Department have debunked the whole Lafayette had a Headquarters in the Gilpen house theory. So on a routine visit to the park they toppled the marker stone on its face. The marker and stone are there, but the bronze plaque is now facing the dirt, and grass is growing around the edges of the stone. I fully intend to ask my state senator to look into this, as this marker is on my “home turf”.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,386 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on June 8, 2010, by Arthur Cleveland of Lake Worth, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5, 6. submitted on July 19, 2016, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.