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

Woodburn

 
 
Woodburn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, January 18, 2009
1. Woodburn Marker
Inscription. Part of a tract of 3,000 acres granted to John Hillyard by William Penn, March 7, 1683. His great-grandson, Charles Hillyard, built this mansion and resided here with his wife, Mary, daughter of William Killen, first Chancellor of Delaware. According to tradition, here culminated Patty Cannon's raid on Dover, vividly portrayed in George Alfred Townsend's historical novel "The Entailed Hat."
 
Erected 1940 by Public Archives Commission.
 
Location. 39° 9.679′ N, 75° 31.383′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from King's Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dover DE 19901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodburn: The Governor's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hall House (within shouting distance of this marker); Richardson and Robbins Complex (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Annie Jump Cannon (about 700 feet away); Dover (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bishop Richard Allen (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Inc. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Woodburn - the Governor's Residence image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, November 7, 2005
2. Woodburn - the Governor's Residence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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