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

Brecknock

 
 
Brecknock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
1. Brecknock Marker
Inscription. In 1680 Alexander Humphreys received a warrant from the county court for 600 acres of land which he called Brecknock. The tract is believed to have been named for a shire of Wales. A milling operation was established here in the 1740’s. For nearly two centuries local farmers brought their grain to this place, known for much of that time as Howell’s Mill. The present mansion house was constructed in several stages, with the first section believed to have been built by the mid 18th century. Brecknock was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. In 1993 a portion of the original tract was bequeathed to Kent County by Elizabeth Howell Goggin for recreational use.
 
Erected 1996 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number K-55.)
 
Location. 39° 7.275′ N, 75° 32.08′ W. Marker is in Camden, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Old Camden Road (U.S. 113A) 0.1 miles south of U.S. 13. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camden Wyoming DE 19934, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. East Dover Hundred (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camden (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Camden
Brecknock Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
2. Brecknock Park
Gates were closed at time of visit.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Morning Star Institutional Church of God in Christ, Inc. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Camden Friends Meeting (approx. 0.8 miles away); John Hunn (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Whatcoat Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Caesar Rodney School District (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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