Newark in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Purple Heart Trail in Delaware
July 27, 2011
The original Purple Heart, designated as the badge of military merit, was established by General George Washington, commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, on August 7, 1782.
"Let it be known that he who wears the Purple Heart has give of his blood in the defense of his homeland and shall forever be revered by his fellow countrymen."
The Delaware 14th General Assembly unanimously passed House Joint Resolution #21, signed by the Governor on June 26, 2008, proclaiming this portion of Interstate 95 through Delaware connecting Maryland and Pennsylvania and to be known as "The Purple Heart Trail".
Erected 2011 by Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
Location. 39° 39.801′ N, 75° 41.409′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Interstate 95, in the median. Touch for map. At the rest stop between exits 1 and 3. Marker is in this post office area: Newark DE 19702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Talbot's Fort (approx. 1.3 miles away); Samuel Patterson (approx. 1.4 miles away); Salem United Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Christiana United Methodist Church (approx. 1½ miles away); Christiana Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Fort Union American Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Christiana Public School #111-C (approx. 1.7 miles away); Meeteer House (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
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