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Lewes in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Home of Major Henry Fisher

Hero of the American Revolution

 
 
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By Nate Davidson, December 31, 2010
1. Home of Major Henry Fisher Marker
Inscription. A native and lifelong resident of this community, Henry Fisher (1735-1792) was one of Delaware's foremost leaders in the struggle for American Independence. His prominence as a skilled pilot and his firm support of the Patriot cause resulted in his appointment by Philadelphia's Committee of Safety in 1775 to superintend the defense of the entrance to the Delaware Bay. Commissioned as a Major in the state's militia, Fisher continued to play a key role throughout the Revolution, helping to protect maritime commerce that was vital to the young Nation's survival and communicating valuable intelligence about British activities. Through the use of his own vessels and via overland express, he was the "eyes and ears" of the Continental Congress at this strategic location, providing information of great importance to American success. Known as "Fisher's Paradise," this was his home from boyhood until his death in 1792. It was subsequently the property of Colonel Samuel Boyer Davis, who commanded the defense of Lewes during the War of 1812. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
 
Erected 2006 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-204.)
 
Location. 38° 47.017′ N, 75° 9.399′ 
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By Mike Stroud, October 18, 2012
2. Home of Major Henry Fisher Marker
W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Pilottown Road (Delaware Route 267) just from Rodney Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewes DE 19958, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. deVries Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The De Vries Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maull House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hiram Rodney Burton House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Life Saving Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lightship Overfalls (approx. 0.9 miles away); Overfalls Lightship (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Blizzard of 1888 (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Nate Davidson, December 31, 2010
3. Home of Major Henry Fisher
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 526 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 1, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland.   2. submitted on January 4, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on January 1, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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