GOVERNOR NATHANIEL MITCHELL


GOVERNOR NATHANIEL MITCHELL



This Federalist served as the governor of Delaware between 1805-1808. He was born in Laurel in 1752, attended Old Christ Church, and is buried in this churchyard. Mitchell was commissioned as adjutant of militia 1775, promoted captain in 1776, and appointed brigade major in 1779. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress between 1786-1788 and was a member of Delaware’s General Assembly between 1808-1812.



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LOCATION: Marker is inactive/removed. Northeast Laurel. On Road 465 (Chipman’s Pond Road), north side, west of Road 74 (Shiloh Church Road) intersection.