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

Mount Pleasant School

 
 
Mount Pleasant School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, January 28, 2015
1. Mount Pleasant School Marker
Inscription. On February 12, 1829, the Delaware Legislature passed the “Act for the establishment of free schools.” To meet the educational needs of the area’s youth, local residents formed a committee that purchased a parcel of land from Joseph Orr in 1830 for the purpose of “erecting a school house thereon, for the benefit of the subscribers residing in said District.” The school was used until 1865 when the building was purchased by Philadelphia merchant Hanson Robinson to add to his Woolton Hall estate in exchange for another lot and a new school building on the east side of Philadelphia Pike. The original school building was subsequently used as a residence in Colonial Revival style by William F. du Pont, Jr. as part of his greater transformation of the Bellevue estate. The structure came into state ownership in 1976 with the original acquisition of Bellevue State Park.
 
Erected 2007 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-170.)
 
Location. 39° 46.515′ N, 75° 29.764′ W. Marker is near Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from Carr Rd half a mile west of Philadelphia Pike. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds, inside of Bellevue State
Mount Pleasant School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, January 28, 2015
2. Mount Pleasant School Marker
Park. Upon entering the park, walk approximately .1 mile west, from the parking lot, to the building that used to house the school. The marker is mounted on a large stone in front of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Carr Rd, Wilmington DE 19809, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cauffiel House and Estate (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Pathway through the Past (approx. 0.6 miles away); Blue Rock Community Club (approx. one mile away); Rockwood (approx. 1.3 miles away); Riverview Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Grubb/Worth Mansion (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mother Catherine Rosarii (approx. 2.3 miles away); Village of Arden (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Also see . . .  Mount Pleasant School Receives Historical Marker. (Submitted on January 29, 2015, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Mount Pleasant School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, January 28, 2015
3. Mount Pleasant School Marker
Additions to the school image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, January 28, 2015
4. Additions to the school
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2015, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 29, 2015, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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