Historical Markers and War Memorials in Elsmere, Delaware
Wilmington is the county seat for New Castle County
Elsmere is in New Castle County
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On Greenbank Rd, 0.1 miles west of Albertson Dr., on the right when traveling east.
Completed in 1901, the New Castle County Workhouse at Greenbank was named the first penal institution in the United States to employ armed female guards. Nicknamed "Annie Oakleys" for their excellent shooting ability with the machine guns and rifles . . . — — Map (db m195007) HM
On Newport Gap Pike (Delaware Route 41) 0.7 miles south of Kirkwood Highway (Delaware Route 2), on the right when traveling north.
On December 9, 1775, the Continental Congress resolved that a body of troops be raised in Delaware "for the defense of American liberty." Commanded by Colonel John Haslet, the Delaware Regiment consisted of more than 500 battle-ready troops when . . . — — Map (db m128084) HM