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Christiana, Delaware Historical Markers

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By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
Christiana Presbyterian Church
Delaware (New Castle County), Christiana — NC-173 — Christiana Presbyterian Church American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Known in its early days as the "Presbyterian Church at Christiana Bridge," this congregation was organized in the 1730s. A church structure was built on this site soon after and a graveyard was established by the mid-18th century. Rev. Charles . . . — Map (db m145161) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Christiana — NC-205 — Christiana Public School #111-C
Formal education for African American children in Christiana began in the 1880s with the construction of a one-room schoolhouse. Many African American schools in existence at this time were marked by dilapidated facilities, a lack of running water, . . . — Map (db m145173) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Christiana — NC-98 — Christiana United Methodist Church
The origin of this congregation may be traced to the earliest days of Methodism in America. In March, 1771, Joseph Pilmore, one of the first Methodist missionaries from England, preached outdoors at Christiana. Upon returning in 1773, Pilmore noted . . . — Map (db m145164) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Christiana — NC-51 — Lafayette
General Lafayette enroute to Virginia, to command expedition against Benedict Arnold, landed 1500 troops here, with cannon, stores, and ammunition, March 2, 1781. Council of Maryland issued warrant to impress carriages, teams and drivers for his use . . . — Map (db m145051) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Christiana — NCC-231 — Last Mustering of The Delaware Continentals
An Act of the Second Continental Congress established the Delaware Regiment on December 9, 1775. Delawareans were eager to fight for independence from Great Britain, and the regiment quickly grew to over 700 men in 1776. The regiment was initially . . . — Map (db m145050) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Christiana — NC-184 — Old Fort Union American Methodist Episcopal Church
In 1813 a group of African-American Methodists led by Peter Spencer formed an independent denomination that came to be known as the African Union Church. It was the first incorporated religious body in the United States controlled entirely by . . . — Map (db m145162) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Christiana — NC-52 — Samuel Patterson
Operated flour mill one-fourth mile south. Was captain in French and Indian War. In American Revolution was member of Boston Relief Committee, colonel of Delaware battalion of famous "Flying Camp," Brigadier General of Delaware militia and first . . . — Map (db m67210) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Christiana — Talbot's Fort
Colonel George Talbot , cousin of Lord Baltimore, in defiance of William Penn's claim to Delaware, erected a fort nearby, 1684, on land of the Widow Ogle. Talbot dispossessed settlers between here and Iron Hill who refused to acknowledge Baltimore . . . — Map (db m145052) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Christiana — Village of Christiana
Colonial River Port and Crossroads A National Historic District 1684 [reverse side] Named for Queen Christina of Sweden Home of Col. John Read Landing of Marquis de Lafayette and 1500 Troops. March 1781 Major colonial . . . — Map (db m145361)

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