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

Village of Arden

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, January 18, 2016
1. Village of Arden Marker
Inscription. Arden is an intentional community, founded in 1900 by social reformers Frank Stephens, a sculptor, and Will Price, and architect, to create a society based on Henry George’s Single Tax economics and William Morris’s arts and crafts philosophy. Incorporated in 1967, the village continues to be governed by these taxation and community ideals. All residential land is held in a trust. Leaseholders own their homes and pay one property tax (land rent) determined by elected assessors. Town Meetings reflect an enduring model of direct democracy. Almost half of the 162 acres is in greens, roads, paths and buffering forests. Arts and crafts continue to flourish in Arden.
 
Erected 1994 by Delaware State Archives. (Marker Number NC-92.)
 
Location. 39° 48.584′ N, 75° 29.22′ W. Marker is in Arden, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Harvey Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 Harvey Road, Wilmington DE 19810, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grubb Family Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Claymont High School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Grubb/Worth Mansion
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By Bill Pfingsten, January 18, 2016
2. Village of Arden Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Mother Catherine Rosarii (approx. 1.5 miles away); Chester-Bethel United Methodist Church Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Chester-Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Archmere (approx. 1.7 miles away); Claymont Stone School (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicSettlements & Settlers
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2017
3. Village of Arden Marker
Looking SSW along Harvey (AKA Grubb) Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on April 4, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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