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

Washington's Reconnaissance

 
 
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By William Pfingsten, July 29, 2008
1. Washington's Reconnaissance Marker
Inscription. Generals Washington, Greene and Lafayette came to Iron Hill, August 26, 1777 in hope of viewing British army then landing along Elk River. Only a few tents could be seen. A heavy storm coming up, they spent the night in a nearby farm house.
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number NC-53.)
 
Location. 39° 37.996′ N, 75° 44.983′ W. Marker is near Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Old Baltimore Pike, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1223 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark DE 19702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iron Hill School #112-C (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Iron Hill School #112-C (approx. half a mile away); British Position (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Cooch's Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Iron Hill School #112C (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Cooch's Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Historic Iron Ore Mining (approx. 1.1 miles away); Milling in Pencader Hundred (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Washington's Reconnaissance Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 29, 2008
2. Washington's Reconnaissance Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,553 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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