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Near Smyrna in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Clearfield Farm

 
 
Clearfield Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 17, 2008
1. Clearfield Farm Marker
Inscription. Built in the mid-eighteenth century by Captain David Clark, Clearfield Farm was the home of his grandson John Clark (1761 -1821), Governor of Delaware from 1817 -1820. John Clark served as Colonel in the Delaware Militia and as Justice of the Peace before being elected Governor in 1816. After his term expired, Clark moved into the town of Smyrna to become President of the Commercial Bank of Smyrna. Following his death, the property was inherited by his granddaughters. Local folklore identifies the plantation as a stop on the Underground Railroad. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
 
Erected 1993 by Delaware State Archives. (Marker Number NC-89.)
 
Location. 39° 19.672′ N, 75° 36.193′ W. Marker is near Smyrna, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Smyrna Landing Road 0.2 miles south of Paddock Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smyrna DE 19977, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sgt. John B. Maberry (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of the Duck Creek Society of Friends (approx. 1.8 miles away); The John Cummins Mansion
Clearfield Farm image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 17, 2008
2. Clearfield Farm
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of Green Pottery (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Delaware House (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Gray Box Chateau (approx. 1.9 miles away); "First in the World" (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site of Old Asbury Methodist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smyrna.
 
Also see . . .  Governor John Clark - Wikpedia entry. (Submitted on August 22, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRColonial EraPolitics
 
Clearview Farm image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 17, 2008
3. Clearview Farm
Building is on the grounds of the Delaware Correctional Center and cannot be approached.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,551 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on October 7, 2013, by Kathleen Black of Woodbridge, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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