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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Newark, Delaware
Wilmington is the county seat for New Castle County
Newark is in New Castle County
New Castle County(608) ► ADJACENT TO NEW CASTLE COUNTY Kent County(250) ► Cecil County, Maryland(177) ► Kent County, Maryland(100) ► Gloucester County, New Jersey(55) ► Salem County, New Jersey(114) ► Chester County, Pennsylvania(275) ► Delaware County, Pennsylvania(213) ►
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With deep gratitude for their commitment to education and service, the University of Delaware recognizes Albert Gallatin Lewis, his family and heirs, on whose land this building was built as a schoolhouse in 1884. — — Map (db m131156) HM
On September 3, 1777, an American Light Infantry Corps composed of Continental soldiers from New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, with militia from Pennsylvania and Delaware, was stationed west of Christina Creek between Aikentown . . . — — Map (db m156783) HM
Some say the stars shine just a bit brighter over Cannon Hall, a residence hall built in 1952 and named for noted astronomer Annie Jump Cannon.
As curator of the Harvard College Observatory, Dr. Cannon classified 350,000 stars and discovered . . . — — Map (db m154026) HM
American light infantry and cavalry under General William Maxwell encountered advance guard of British and Hessian troops under Generals Howe, Cornwallis and Knyphausen in this vicinity September 3, 1777. American troops were expert marksmen drafted . . . — — Map (db m147686) HM
Beatrice Hartshorn joined the Women's College at the University of Delaware in 1925 as head of the physical education program, which at the time consisted of rudimentary exercises and games.
Miss Hartshorn, who served on the University . . . — — Map (db m154035) HM
On the morning of September 3, 1777, soldiers of the Hessian Field Jaeger Corps encountered American light infantry positioned in the woods and fields along this road, which led from Aikentown (Glasgow) to Cooch's Bridge. The Americans attacked the . . . — — Map (db m57931) HM
Since the mid-18th century an establishment for public hospitality has existed here. The first building, of wood construction, was known as St. Patrick's Inn. Famous visitors included surveyors Mason and Dixon. The property was purchased by James S. . . . — — Map (db m154817) 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 people . . . — — Map (db m140138) HM
On 3 September 1777 an American light infantry corps under the command of Brigadier General William Maxwell engaged British and Hessian forces here in the Battle of Cooch's Bridge. Maxwell's Corps was composed of soldiers from New Jersey, North . . . — — Map (db m156785) HM
The White Clay Creek Valley
The White Clay Creek Valley is a stream and floodplain habitat surrounded by rolling, forested hills. An important natural resource, the valley is home to more than 250 plant species, 30 species of mammals, and . . . — — Map (db m154633) HM
Under President Hullihen's leadership, the two colleges known as Delaware College and the Women's College were officially joined and became known as the University of Delaware in 1921. Two years later, Hullihen inaugurated the internationally . . . — — Map (db m154399) HM
This building is named in honor of E. Arthur Trabant, who served two terms as President of the University of Delaware: 1968-87 and 1988-90. During his presidency, enrollment at the University doubled, the Laird Campus was developed, the University . . . — — Map (db m131143) HM
This is the site of the Eastburn-Jeanes farms and mining industry. Marble from the Cockeysville Formation, found in three quarries in the area, was heated in kilns to produce quick lime for fertilizer and mortar. The lime was transported over . . . — — Map (db m92273) HM
The first meetings of this congregation were held in the homes of its members. In 1824 a stone church building was erected at this location. The growth of the congregation resulted in the replacement of the original building by a one-story frame . . . — — Map (db m155020) HM
Emalea Pusey Warner was one of the most influential women in the history of the University of Delaware. She was the first woman appointed to its Board of Trustees, serving from 1928-42.
The project closest to Mrs. Warner's heart was the . . . — — Map (db m131148) HM
If you are just "passing through" or are a new resident or even a life-long Delawarean, we hope to spark your interest in the varied activities available in the Pencader Hundred Area. Whether your are experiencing these for the first time or . . . — — Map (db m156918) HM
Son of a weaver in Northern Ireland, Dr. Francis Alison (1705-1779) was educated at Scotland's leading universities. He migrated to America, where he became the father of higher education in the middle colonies. In 1743 Alison founded the Academy . . . — — Map (db m154832) HM
(Center Plaque) “The memorial is dedicated to the memory of French General Comte de Rochambeau and the French Army who camped on the Cooch Farm in 1781. The combined French and American Armies were traveling to Yorktown, Virginia, for their . . . — — Map (db m139915) WM
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A 250 million year old fossilized sea shell found in the Pencader Area
Delaware is the second smallest state in the country. However, we played an important role in the formation of the nation. . . . — — Map (db m156790) HM
George Abram Harter served as President of Delaware College, now the University of Delaware, from 1896 to 1914. A quiet scholar who enjoyed teaching, he was an administrator respected for his unwavering dedication to the college.
Under his . . . — — Map (db m152709) HM
Delaware College, now University of Delaware, might have been a financial casualty of the Civil War period except for the assistance of George Gillespie Evans, a Newark merchant. Indeed, Delaware College did close for 11 years before, during and . . . — — Map (db m131107) HM
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German-Americans Fight for Independence
John Adams letter of 6 July 1775 to James Warren provides a most vivid image of one of thousands of German-Americans willing and anxious to fight for American independence: A . . . — — Map (db m154644) HM
George Washington's "General Staff Headquarters" on September 6, 1777. Here Generals Washington, Lafayette, Wayne, Maxwell, Sullivan, and Greene planned defense of Wilmington. House built circa 1750 by Samuel Hale. Owner 1776 - Daniel Byrnes - a . . . — — Map (db m13555) HM
A New Englander born into modest means, Harry Fletcher Brown was a chemist who developed smokeless powder. In 1904, he joined the Du Pont Company and later became a benefactor of education and social services.
Mr. Brown was an intense, . . . — — Map (db m154178) HM
During the height of the Great Depression, Harry Fletcher Brown first came to the aid of the University of Delaware and, over the next decade, became one of the University's most generous benefactors, financing construction of Brown Laboratory, . . . — — Map (db m154179) HM
The first Presbyterian services in this area were conducted by Rev. John Wilson in 1706. Then pastor of New Castle Presbyterian Church, Rev. Wilson came every other Sunday to minister to the many residents of this area who had immigrated from . . . — — Map (db m9979) HM
(Left plaque) This plaque is dedicated to the approximately 20 Hessian Soldiers who perished in these hallowed fields on September 3, 1777, and are buried here in unmarked graves. Hessian and British forces under Lord Cornwallis fought the Colonial . . . — — Map (db m139924) HM WM
By the 1780's members of the Masonic fraternity were organized and meeting locally. On December 6, 1802, a charter was issued by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania for Lodge No. 96 in Newark. This was one of four Lodges whose representatives gathered . . . — — Map (db m154656) HM
[caption:] Iron ore like this was mined from Iron Hill and Chestnut Hill
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 . . . — — Map (db m157343) HM
[caption:] Iron ore like this was mined from Iron Hill and Chestnut Hill
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 . . . — — Map (db m158219) HM
An 1898 graduate of Delaware College, now the University of Delaware, Hugh Martin Morris was one of Delaware's most distinguished jurists, serving as a Wilmington attorney and, from 1919-30, as a U.S. District Judge for Delaware.
A member of . . . — — Map (db m154480) HM
Born in Sussex County, Del., Hugh Rodney Sharp spent four happy years at Delaware College, now the University of Delaware, graduating in 1900 at the age of 20. He went on to become a successful business executive, a University Trustee and one of . . . — — Map (db m152661) HM
H. Rodney Sharp was only 16 when he entered Delaware College in 1896, and he graduated four years later in what was termed the "Class of aughty-aught." In 1915, he was appointed a Trustee.
Mr. Sharp was deeply loyal to his alma mater. He . . . — — Map (db m152662) HM
To the students of the University of Delaware who died in the service of their country during Asian Conflicts
Bird, Leonard A. '66 — Vietnam
Flaherty, Kevin G. '63 — Vietnam
Johnson, James R., Jr. '56 — Vietnam . . . — — Map (db m154201) WM
To the men of the
University of Delaware
who died in the service of their country
during World War II
John H. Banks, III '46
Casimir L. Blaska '43
Robert J. Bostwick '31
Henry S. Brady, Jr. '34
Horace C. Brown '45 . . . — — Map (db m154317) WM
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A 250 million year old fossilized sea shell found in the Pencader Area
Delaware is the second smallest state in the country. However, we played an important role in the formation of the . . . — — Map (db m158222) HM
Originally called "Marettico", meaning hill of hard stone, by the Indians who inhabited this area. Known as Iron Hill as early as 1661 when three Englishmen were reportedly killed there by Minquas Indians. Indians frequented Iron Hill to obtain . . . — — Map (db m155424) HM
In 1701, William Penn granted 30,000 acres of land to a group of Welsh settlers who were attracted to the area by the iron on Iron Hill. An iron mining and smelting industry grew up around both Iron and Chestnut hills and continued until 1891 when . . . — — Map (db m155426) HM
The Iron Hill Museum is dedicated to the study of human and natural history of the Iron Hill Area. The Museum is currently engaged in a project to restore the Iron Hill School #112C and document the experiences of African-American students who . . . — — Map (db m158406) HM
The Iron Hill Museum is dedicated to the study of human and natural history of the Iron Hill Area. The Museum is currently engaged in a project to restore the Iron Hill School #112C and document the experiences of African-American students who . . . — — Map (db m189506) HM
The Iron Hill area was a community of African American farming and mining families. Constructed in 1923, Iron Hill School #112-C was one of over 80 schools built with funding from Pierre S. duPont, who sought to replace rundown public schools with . . . — — Map (db m94286) HM
Jastak-Burgess Hall, home of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, is named in honor of psychologist Dr. Sarah Jastak-Burgess and Leslie M. Burgess ('43 B.S. UC Berkeley, '61 MBA Harvard). Their generous gifts in support of this . . . — — Map (db m154608) HM
This building is named for renowned scholar John A. Munroe an authority on Delaware history and the author of many books, including a history of the University. After receiving his bachelor's and master's degrees from Delaware, he joined the . . . — — Map (db m154813) HM
This building was named for John A. Perkins (1914-82), who served as President of the University of Delaware from 1950-67. His tenure marked one of the greatest periods of growth in the history of the University, with the undergraduate enrollment . . . — — Map (db m152056) HM
This estate, now owned and operated by Delaware State Parks, was once known as Chestnut Hill and contains a manor house and approximately 500 acres of land. John Barclay acquired the property after the American Revolution and in 1792 built the main . . . — — Map (db m154031) HM
Kent Residence Hall, constructed in 1956, is named after Kent County, located in the central part of Delaware and home of the First State's capital city of Dover.
The adjoining Kent Dining Hall predates the residence hall by 31 years. The . . . — — Map (db m154027) HM
This laboratory is named for Lammot du Pont (1831-1884), a gifted scientist and grandson of the founder of the DuPont Company. His many talents resulted in new products and enhancements to the company's operation.
Recognized as a skilled . . . — — Map (db m130514) HM
This building is named for the small southern Delaware town of Laurel, the birthplace of Mary Wooten Carpenter. Her Husband, Walter S. Carpenter Jr., who served as President of the University of Delaware Board of Trustees from 1959-62, supported . . . — — Map (db m153415) 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 m156795) 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 m156796) HM
In the late 18th century a paper mill was established by Thomas Meeteer on the banks of nearby White Clay Creek. In later years Thomas was succeeded in business by his sons Samuel and William. the property on which this house stands was purchased by . . . — — Map (db m154972) HM
Located at the heart of The Green, Memorial Hall is a welcoming landmark and a signature building of the University of Delaware. The University community marks the passage of time by carillon music from atop the building, including hourly chimes, . . . — — Map (db m154917) HM WM
The University of Delaware has a proud legacy of being a teaching University and accordingly, acknowledges faculty who are distinguished by their contributions of teaching excellence and mentorship of students. The first member of the University's . . . — — Map (db m154180) HM
What is Milling?
Milling is a process of taking whole bulbs, tubers, nuts, seeds, grains or other foods from its original size to a smaller size by pounding, grinding or rolling it until it is the consistency of a meal, flour or powder. . . . — — Map (db m156797) HM
Mt. Zion Union UAME was founded in 1868 in an abandoned blacksmith shop near Boogle Run at the corner of New London Rd and Ray St. Congregants walked three miles to St. Daniels UAME in Iron Hill before the establishment of Mt. Zion. In 1869 the . . . — — Map (db m154881) HM
This residence hall is named for the northernmost of Delaware's three counties, New Castle County. The City of Newark lies within its boundaries.
The dormitory was constructed with state funding in 1925, in response to the expansion of the . . . — — Map (db m131154) HM
In 1893 a group of Newark women established a literary and social organization known as the Tuesday Club. Later renamed the New Century Club, the organization became part of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. Committed to matters of civic . . . — — Map (db m154776) HM
The first documented public school for African-American youth in the Newark community was established in 1867 by the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. This was one of several schools established in Delaware during the post-Civil War . . . — — Map (db m154662) HM
The African American New London Road community can be traced back to 1786 when free black families began settling in the area. The community clustered around New London Road and was bounded by Cleveland Avenue to the south and Corbit and Ray Streets . . . — — Map (db m154318) HM
Founded at New London, Pennsylvania, in 1741 by Rev. Dr. Francis Alison, removed in 1752 to Cecil County, Md., and in 1767 to Newark. Chartered by Thomas and Richard Penn 1769. Closed from 1777 to 1780 on account of Revolutionary War. Merged with . . . — — Map (db m9781) HM
Designed by architect and engineer S.T. Fuller, the Newark Passenger Railroad Station was built in 1877 at a cost of over $9,000.00 by the Philadelphia, Willimgton and Baltimore Railroad (P. W. & B) to replace an earlier frame building. An article . . . — — Map (db m149636) HM
By 1799 a small group of Methodists was organized and meeting in the homes of its members in the Newark area. Desiring a permanent place of worship, the congregation built the town's first church building on land that was provided by Isaac Tyson at . . . — — Map (db m9897) HM
Circa-1900 view of the New London area looking northwest from the intersection of W. Main Street and New London Road.
University of Delaware Special Collections
You are standing in the heart of Newark's New London . . . — — Map (db m154931) HM
1917 [Delaware state seal] 1918
of the men of
rural New Castle
who entered the
military service of
on this spot during
the World War
is erected by the
University of . . . — — Map (db m154808) WM
This building contained a chapel (called the Oratory) class, dormitory, dining, administrative, and student society rooms. Newark College chartered February 5, 1833, opened its doors for instruction May 8, 1834. Name changed to Delaware College . . . — — Map (db m154610) HM
The origins of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows can be traced to the creation of beneficial trade societies in England. Composed of craftsmen who practiced a variety of different or "odd" occupations, the purpose of these organizations was to . . . — — Map (db m9898) HM
White Clay Creek Church existed prior to 1718, meeting in a small log cabin at this site. The area became known as Meeting House Hill. In 1721, White Clay Meeting formally became the White Clay Creek Congregation. Rev. Thomas Craighead purchased 402 . . . — — Map (db m200791) HM
The Pencader Heritage Museum and Research Center highlights artifacts that reflect life in Pencader Hundred from the Colonial Era through the Afghanistan War. Our rotating displays reveal the rich heritage to be found in this area. We have items of . . . — — Map (db m156798)
Pierre S. du Pont can fairly be described as the founder of the modern University of Delaware. In 1915, he donated the money to purchase the land that is now The Green, which physically unified Delaware College and Women's College.
President of . . . — — Map (db m131108) HM
The flagpole and flag were placed here to memorialize the commitment of the Coach family that has spent generations preserving the area of the Battlefield.
[Inscription under the photo in the upper left] The Cooch family has resided at . . . — — Map (db m155829) HM
The Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World was formally organized in 1898. Designed to promote civic improvements, the IBPOEW is one of the largest fraternal organizations of its type in the world. Responding to the request of a . . . — — Map (db m9974) HM
In 1871, Theodore Wolf joined Delaware College as a 21-year-old Professor of Chemistry, fresh from receiving his doctorate at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Professor Wolf was a demanding but innovative and popular teacher. He worked to . . . — — Map (db m131112) HM
Dedicated by Governor Jack A. Markell and the Military Order of the Purple Heart
Department of Delaware
July 27, 2011
The National Purple Heart Trail memorializes those heroic soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who have had the . . . — — Map (db m186858) WM
Completed in 1886, this was the home and place of business of Theodore F. Armstrong, a prominent local merchant and civic leader. Reflecting the growing prosperity of the community and its residents, this hybrid of Queen Anne and Gothic architecture . . . — — Map (db m130149) HM
Francis Alison came to America from Ireland in 1735 and served as a Presbyterian minister in New London, Pennsylvania, from 1736-52. In 1743, he started a free school there to which the University of Delaware traces its origin. His first class, . . . — — Map (db m153982) HM
Robert ("Bob") Gore was a University of Delaware undergraduate studying chemical engineering when he invented GoreTexⓇ. This polymer material became key to the success of W.L. Gore and Associates, a company that Bob's father, Wilbert L. . . . — — Map (db m154281) HM
The origin of Methodism in this part of Delaware can be traced to the early 1770's when a Methodist Society was organized and began meeting in the home of Isaac Hersey, a prominent farmer and miller. Through the efforts of Hersey's step-son William . . . — — Map (db m94281) HM
In 1914, Samuel Chiles Mitchell was elected the 16th President of what was then known as Delaware College, now the University of Delaware.
During his six-year tenure as President, the Women's College was opened; the central campus was . . . — — Map (db m131105) HM
Squire Hall is named for Francis Hagar Squire, a popular Professor of History at the University from 1927-56, who also served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1945-56.
Professor Squire helped establish the master's degree . . . — — Map (db m162072) HM
This congregation was organized circa 1848. Early meetings were held in a log cabin at this location on land that was conveyed to trustees of the "Protestant Methodist Church" in 1850. In 1866 the members of the First Colored Methodist Protestant . . . — — Map (db m9968) HM
In 1868, the original Old Village Presbyterian Church, which stood on this location, was purchased by Charles A. Murphey. The property was donated to the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, and the church was named St. Patrick's. It became a mission of . . . — — Map (db m176291) HM
This residence hall is named after Delaware's southernmost county and is one of the oldest buildings on the south Green. Sussex Hall was completed in 1917 and was built with an appropriation from the Delaware General Assembly. It was the second . . . — — Map (db m131152) HM
On 3 September 1777, approximately 800 Americans forming the “Special Corps” of Brigadier General William Maxwell engaged several thousand Hessian and Anspach “Jagers” (light infantry) and British light infantry in the . . . — — Map (db m157139) HM
On 3 September 1777, approximately 800 Americans forming the “Special Corps” of Brigadier General William Maxwell engaged several thousand Hessian and Anspach “Jagers” (light infantry) and British light infantry in the . . . — — Map (db m157140) HM
On September 3, 1777 over 800 Americans forming the Light Infantry Corps of Brigadier General William Maxwell engaged about 2,000 British Light Infantry and Hessian and Anspach "Jδgers" (light infantry) in a series of skirmishes ending at . . . — — Map (db m157141) HM
A historic house leaves, then returns to the family. The story of the Chambers House begins in 1775 when Benjamin Chambers bought 250 acres of land and set up a sawmill on nearby White Clay Creek. His son Joseph built this house about 1820 . . . — — Map (db m72723) HM
The Diamonds Walkway recognizes donors who make leadership level gifts to the University of Delaware for five consecutive years as members of the
Delaware Diamonds Society. Each brick in the walkway is inscribed to recognize the generosity of our . . . — — Map (db m154614) 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 in the kings wars. In American . . . — — Map (db m156916) HM
Newark was once the home of several factories producing paper, wood laminates and a variety of textiles. Some were located on the White Clay Creek. Harnessing its water flow to generate power. The Pomeroy and Newark Railroad service these . . . — — Map (db m174922) HM
Built in the 1790s, this 2½ story gray fieldstone house is the former home of Judge Hugh M. Morris. Morris was a Delaware native, respected attorney and distinguished federal judge. He purchased the house and a large parcel of land here in . . . — — Map (db m161924) HM
The Original Structure
The original structure was a 22-story
gray fieldstone house built in the 1790s
by John Barclay. The home was
purchased by Andrew Gray in the 1820s.
Gray made additions to the structure and
named it "Chestnut Hill." . . . — — Map (db m161929) HM
The beauty of the surrounding landscape on the University's South Green is the result of careful planning in the 1920s by one of the first female landscape architects in the United States, Marian Cruger Coffin. Miss Coffin designed and directed . . . — — Map (db m154197) HM
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