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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Townsend, 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 (608) Kent County, DE (250) Cecil County, MD (177) Kent County, MD (100) Gloucester County, NJ (55) Salem County, NJ (114) Chester County, PA (275) Delaware County, PA (213)  NewCastleCounty(608) New Castle County (608)  KentCounty(250) Kent County (250)  CecilCountyMaryland(177) Cecil County (177)  KentCounty(100) Kent County (100)  GloucesterCountyNew Jersey(55) Gloucester County (55)  SalemCounty(114) Salem County (114)  ChesterCountyPennsylvania(275) Chester County (275)  DelawareCounty(213) Delaware County (213)
Wilmington is the county seat for New Castle County
Townsend 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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1Delaware (New Castle County), Townsend — NC-202 — Blackbird School (District No. 69)
The passage of the Public School Law of 1829 brought free public education to Delaware and divided the state into many small districts overseen by county superintendents. Blackbird District No. 60 was first noted in the record of an Annual Meeting . . . Map (db m94186) HM
2Delaware (New Castle County), Townsend — Korean War Memorial — "Freedom is not free" — June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953 —
In memory of all who served with courage, strength and grace When our nations young men and women made the commitment to defend a 'nation they never knew, and a people they never met.' M.I.A. 8,177 K.I.A. 54,246 We will remember . . . Map (db m174541) WM
3Delaware (New Castle County), Townsend — NC-117 — Old Union Methodist Church
A log church was built here in 1789 on land donated by Joseph Dickinson. The church was named "Dickinson's Chapel" in his honor. Francis Asbury and many other pioneers of American Methodism conducted services here. Levi Scott, a native of this area . . . Map (db m10608) HM
4Delaware (New Castle County), Townsend — NC-220 — Scott Church
Scott Church and its congregation grew from a Sunday school that was started in Blackbird in 1886. By 1898, the church was incorporated and a site for the church was purchased. Construction began in 1899 and the church was dedicated on Sunday, . . . Map (db m94187) HM
5Delaware (New Castle County), Townsend — NC-93 — Taylor's Bridge School — (District No. 66)
On April 5, 1923 a frame schoolhouse located nearby was destroyed by a storm. Within two weeks the General Assembley appropriated $5,000 to construct a new school. Although the amount proved to be inadequate, P.S. duPont, through the Delaware School . . . Map (db m10596) HM
6Delaware (New Castle County), Townsend — NC-186 — Townsend
A community of free African American, known as Charley Town, was located here by the mid-19th century. Between 1845 and 1855 brothers Samuel and John Townsend purchased several large tracts of farmland in the vicinity. The Delaware Railroad arrived . . . Map (db m141455) HM
7Delaware (New Castle County), Townsend — Townsend World War II Honor Roll
★ Killed in Action ★ William W. Blackburn • J. Spencer Buckson, Jr. • Donald C. Caulk • JOseph C. Guessford • Byard S. Henderson • J. Liston McClain, Jr. • William H. Peel • Ralph L. Webber Allen, William H. • . . . Map (db m174536) WM
8Delaware (New Castle County), Townsend — Veterans Memorial
To all veterans, past, present, futureMap (db m174532) WM
9Delaware (New Castle County), Townsend — Vietnam War Memorial — "You are not forgotten" — 1961 - 1975 —
In memory of all those who served in Vietnam with courage, strength and grace. Your spirits are with us always as you gave the ultimate sacrifice. K.I.A. 58,191 M.I.A. 2,413 In special memory of POW's/MIAs We will not rest until . . . Map (db m174533) WM
 
 
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Aug. 8, 2022