Historical Markers and War Memorials in Glasgow, Delaware
Wilmington is the county seat for New Castle County
Glasgow is in New Castle County
New Castle County(626) ► ADJACENT TO NEW CASTLE COUNTY Kent County(250) ► Cecil County, Maryland(181) ► Kent County, Maryland(101) ► Gloucester County, New Jersey(55) ► Salem County, New Jersey(115) ► Chester County, Pennsylvania(292) ► Delaware County, Pennsylvania(257) ►
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In the years prior to the Revolutionary War, John Aiken commenced the operation of a tavern and storehouse at this location near the intersection of two of the major roadways of the Delmarva Peninsula. Aided by their proximity to this important . . . — — Map (db m153860) HM
The federal government recognized the need for a militia. It is mentioned in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The 2nd Amendment states “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the . . . — — Map (db m140181) WM
Exploring the Past of Pencader Hundred
(Headings only-the lower scrip is not legible)
Welsh Tract Church, Milling, Development of Roads, Iron Production, New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad, C & D Canal, Revolutionary War, Native American . . . — — Map (db m140189) HM
What is iron ore?
Iron is a silvery-white, solid metal, though when found in Pencader Hundred, it commonly appears as a brown and sometimes nearly black oxide of iron. Its chemical symbol Fe, is derived from ferrum, the Latin word for iron. By . . . — — Map (db m140211) HM
The great debt we owe the French people was repaid 136 years later during the First World War when the American Expeditionary Force arrived in France. On July 4, 1917, American troops marched through Paris, ending at the grave of Lafayette. At . . . — — Map (db m168721) HM
Delaware boundaries are made up of three distinct lines.
* The 12-mile radius, surveyed 1701.
** The Transpeninsular Line, surveyed 1751.
*** The Mason-Dixon Line, surveyed 1763.
All the lines were completed even before Delaware became a . . . — — Map (db m153857) HM
On October 15, 1701, William Penn granted 30,000 acres of land to William Davies, David Evans, and William Willis "in behalf of themselves and Company of new Welsh Purchasers." Known as the Welsh Tract, this expansive holding attracted large . . . — — Map (db m153859) HM
James Boulden the Elder and his family moved to Delaware from Maryland in the mid-18th century, amassing wealth and expanding their land ownership in Pencader Hundred as the century progressed. The two-story brick mansion house was built during this . . . — — Map (db m147803) HM
What is a Hundred?
A hundred is an old English subdivision of a county. Although the origin is somewhat shrouded in mystery, basically it was a tract of land large enough to provide a hundred men to serve the king’s wars. In American colonies . . . — — Map (db m156915) HM
in Delaware and Maryland
August 25-September 10, 1777 (as shown on the map)
(Inscription in the lower right) The Philadelphia Campaign was so-named since the city was the British . . . — — Map (db m153862) HM