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

Colonel John Haslet

 
 
Colonel John Haslet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 9, 2006
1. Colonel John Haslet Marker
Inscription. Presbyterian minister, later practiced medicine, Member of Colonial Assembly, Member of Council of Safety, 1775. Commanded First Delaware Militia Regiment. This regiment, reviewed in Dover, later joined Washington’s army and fought in Battles of Long Island and White Plains. It disbanded December, 1776. Haslet continuing with Washington’s army was killed Battle of Princeton, January 3, 1777. Buried First Presbyterian Churchyard, Philadelphia. Re-interred here 1841, when address was delivered by John M. Clayton.
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Marker Commission.
 
Location. 39° 9.366′ N, 75° 31.602′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from South Governor's Avenue 0.1 miles south of W North Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located on the left side of the entrance to Meeting House Gallery 1, an archeological museum located in the Old Presbyterian Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 316 South Governor's Avenue, Dover DE 19904, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John M. Clayton (here, next to this marker); Old Presbyterian Church (here, next to this marker); Site Of Kent County’s First Presbyterian Church
Meeting House Gallery 1, The Old Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer
2. Meeting House Gallery 1, The Old Presbyterian Church
(a few steps from this marker); Site of Dover's First Methodist Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Capitol Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Golden Fleece Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); In the Council Chamber of Elizabeth Battell's Golden Fleece Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of King George’s Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for John Haslet. (Submitted on January 14, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 2,372 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 14, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   2. submitted on January 15, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.
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