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

John M. Clayton

 
 
John M. Clayton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 9, 2006
1. John M. Clayton Marker
Inscription. Born in Dagsboro, Delaware, 1796. Graduate of Yale College 1815. Member of Delaware House of Representatives 1824. Secretary of State of Delaware 1826-1828. United States Senator 1829-1836, 1845-1849 and 1853 until his death, 1856. Chief Justice of Delaware 1837-1839. United States Secretary of State under Presidents Taylor and Fillmore, 1849 to July 9, 1850. Negotiated the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty with Great Britain.
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Markers 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 right 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. Colonel John Haslet (here, next to this marker); Old Presbyterian Church (here, next to this marker); Site Of Kent County’s First Presbyterian Church (a few steps from
Meeting House Gallery 1, The Old Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 9, 2006
2. Meeting House Gallery 1, The Old Presbyterian Church
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 . . .
1. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on January 15, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
2. Wikipedia entry for John M. Clayton. (Submitted on January 15, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,440 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.
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