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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Port Penn, Delaware

 
Clickable Map of New Castle County, Delaware and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg New Castle County, DE (519) Kent County, DE (218) Cecil County, MD (167) Kent County, MD (86) Gloucester County, NJ (55) Salem County, NJ (114) Chester County, PA (241) Delaware County, PA (200)  NewCastleCounty(519) New Castle County (519)  KentCounty(218) Kent County (218)  CecilCountyMaryland(167) Cecil County (167)  KentCounty(86) Kent County (86)  GloucesterCountyNew Jersey(55) Gloucester County (55)  SalemCounty(114) Salem County (114)  ChesterCountyPennsylvania(241) Chester County (241)  DelawareCounty(200) Delaware County (200)
Location of Port Penn, Delaware
    New Castle County (519)
    Kent County (218)
    Cecil County, Maryland (167)
    Kent County, Maryland (86)
    Gloucester County, New Jersey (55)
    Salem County, New Jersey (114)
    Chester County, Pennsylvania (241)
    Delaware County, Pennsylvania (200)
 
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GEOGRAPHIC SORT
1Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — Canary-Naudine House & Store
Canary-Naudine House & Store is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1785 Map (db m174828) HM
2Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — Commodore's House
Commodore's House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1930 Map (db m174842) HM
3Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — Floating Cabins and Skinning ShacksSymbols of the Marsh
Left Panel The European Markets Port Penn once figured prominently in world markets. As the supply of beaver fur in the American West declined, European demand for quality fur remained high. Toward the end of the 19th century, muskrat . . . Map (db m10435) HM
4Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — 4 — Market SquareLocal Trade
The Presbyterian Church, on the opposite corner across the intersection, now occupies the site originally intended as Port Penn's market square. Dr. David Stewart, Sr., believed to be the founder of Port Penn, envisioned a central market similar . . . Map (db m10395) HM
5Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — Mary Porter Darrach House
Mary Porter Darrach House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1830 Map (db m174843) HM
6Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — Mary Stewart-Cox House
Mary Stewart-Cox House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1792 Map (db m174827) HM
7Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — McMullin House
McMullin House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1840 Map (db m174834) HM
8Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — O. Webb Double House
O. Webb Double House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. Mid-19th Century Map (db m174839) HM
9Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — NC-131 — Port Penn Front Range Light
In 1875, Congress approved funding to build several lighthouses along this segment of the Delaware River. This site was purchased in April 1876, and by December the Port Penn Front Range Light was completed. Constructed under the direction of the . . . Map (db m10536) HM
10Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — Port Penn Presbyterian Church
Port Penn Presbyterian Church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1856 Map (db m174825) HM
11Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — Port Penn SchoolhouseSymbol of the Community
Built in 1856, this schoolhouse served to educate Port Penn's children until 1961. Now a State Parks interpretive center, it continues to teach people about the Port Penn community. Eight grades of students attended classes in the two rooms of . . . Map (db m10430) HM
12Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — 1 — Port Penn SchoolhouseSymbol of the Community
Eight grades of students attended classes in the two rooms of this school. The schoolhouse had a coal stove, outdoor privy and a well. Because of segregation, Port Penn's African-American children were educated in a separate school on Port Penn . . . Map (db m174815) HM
13Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — Samuel Carpenter House
Samuel Carpenter House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. Early-19th Century Map (db m174832) HM
14Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — Samuel Kershaw House
Samuel Kershaw House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1905 Map (db m174836) HM
15Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — Shelby Collins House
Shelby Collins House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1905 Map (db m174837) HM
16Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — Site of Harper Carey Store
Site of Harper Carey Store is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. Early-20th Century Map (db m174835) HM
17Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — Site of Margaret Darrach House
Site of Margaret Stewart Darrach House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1730 Map (db m174826) HM
18Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — 2 — The Cannery LotOpportunity from Change
The W.B. & J.S. Zacheis, Inc. cannery operation stood across the street from the schoolhouse from the early 1900s until after World War II. When the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and the railroad diverted most commercial shipping away from the . . . Map (db m10396) HM
19Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — The Cleaver HouseAt the Crossroads of Commerce
In 1834, Joseph Cleaver built this house near the river and what was then the region's biggest port. He called it Linden Hall. As one of Port Penn's best-known merchants, he hoped to dominate the trade between the Delaware River and the farmlands . . . Map (db m10388) HM
20Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — 6 — The Hubbs HouseArchitectural Statement
This house was ordered by mail and delivered in pieces by railroad to Delaware City and then brought to Port Penn by wagon. Houses could be ordered from Sears, Roebuck and Company, Montgomery Ward, and other sources. During the growth of mass . . . Map (db m10391) HM
21Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — 3 — The Stewart HouseVisions of Growth
The Stewart House built in the mid-1700's, was owned by at least six generations of the family. David Stewart, Sr., credited with founding Port Penn, planned for the town to become a shipping port that could compete with the firmly established . . . Map (db m10392) HM
22Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — Thomas Cleaver House
Thomas Cleaver House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. Mid-19th Century Map (db m174833) HM
23Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — Thomas Price House
Thomas Price House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. Mid-19th Century Map (db m174838) HM
24Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — NCC-241 — Village of Port Penn
Port Penn’s name is attributed to a visit that William Penn made to the area in 1682. Dr. David Stewart founded Port Penn in the 1760s and laid out the town in a grid pattern. A protected deep water harbor and access to an active peach and grain . . . Map (db m140576) HM
25Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — W.H. Miller House
W.H. Miller House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. Late-19th Century Map (db m174840) HM
26Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — W.H. Miller Rental Property
W.H. Miller Rental Property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. Mid-19th Century Map (db m174841) HM
27Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — Webb-Jefferson House
Webb-Jefferson House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1830-1850Map (db m174831) HM
28Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — Wetland WaysBob Beck: Preserver of Port Penn Traditions
Port Penn is a community connected to its wetland landscape. Seasonal changes bring about changes in the lifestyles of Port Penners themselves. Autumn waterfowl hunting and winter muskrat trapping lead into spring shad runs and summer sturgeon . . . Map (db m10438) HM
29Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — Wild-Cleaver House
Wild-Cleaver House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1792 Map (db m174824) HM
 
Jul. 25, 2021