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

Town of Wyoming

 
 
Town of Wyoming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
1. Town of Wyoming Marker
Inscription. The construction of the Delaware Railroad in the 1850s led to the establishment of the Delmarva Peninsula’s first and most important north-south railway transportation artery. Proximity to the nearby community of Camden resulted in the location of a station here when the railroad arrived in 1856. Settlement of “West Camden” quickly expanded with the construction of homes and businesses. In 1865 the Rev. John J. Pierce migrated here from the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. Rev. Pierce purchased lands and subdivided them into building lots. Other residents of Wyoming Valley followed Rev. Pierce and settled in and around the thriving village. Desiring to sever any shared identity or connection with Camden, residents chose to honor the new citizens by changing the name of the community to Wyoming. A Post Office was established in 1866, and in 1869 the Town of Wyoming was incorporated by the Delaware General Assembly. Surrounded by some of the state’s most-productive farmlands, the Town of Wyoming was a major point for the shipping of peaches and other agricultural products.
 
Erected 2000 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-63.)
 
Location. 39° 7.114′ N, 75° 33.532′ W. Marker is in Wyoming
Town of Wyoming Town Office image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
2. Town of Wyoming Town Office
, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Railroad Avenue just from Camden-Wyoming Road. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coming of the Railroad (a few steps from this marker); Caesar Rodney School District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camden Friends Meeting (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Hunn (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Whatcoat Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Morning Star Institutional Church of God in Christ, Inc. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Camden (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Camden (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wyoming.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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