Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Caesar Rodney Monument
Erected 1992 by Delaware Heritage Commission.
Location. 39° 44.75′ N, 75° 32.833′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from N. King Street. Touch for map. Between 10th & 11th Streets in Rodney Square. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Joseph Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walnut Street YMCA (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gravesite of Bishop Peter Spencer (1779-1843) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spencer Plaza rain gardens are working to keep Wilmington's waterways clear! (approx. 0.2 miles away); Knotty Pine Restaurant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louis L. Redding City County Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ezion-Mount Carmel United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Howard High School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
Also see . . .
1. Caesar Rodney - Signer of the Declaration of Independence. (Submitted on May 30, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Delaware Declares Independence. “Thomas McKean and Caesar Rodney, the same two men who represented the Lower Counties in the Stamp Act Congress of 1765, proposed the Lower Counties’ simultaneous separation from Pennsylvania and the British crown. McKean and Rodney, along with George Read, represented the Lower Counties at the First Continental Congress in 1774 as well as the Second Continental Congress in 1775-76. When Read refused to vote for independence, McKean had famously summoned an ailing Rodney, who rode overnight from Dover, Delaware, to Philadelphia in order to cast his vote in favor of independence and break the Delaware delegation's stalemate.” (Submitted on June 15, 2014.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 934 times since then. This page was the Marker of the Week June 15, 2014. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 29, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.