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Early home of Commodore Thomas Macdonough. Hero of Battle of Lake Champlain 1814. Born in 1783. Died 1825. Commodore 1813. Assisted Commodore Decatur in capturing and burning the “Philadelphia” off the coast of Tripoli, 1804. Original name of the village “The Trap” and changed to “Macdonough” in 1814. His parents lie in old burying ground nearby.

NC-16: Installed in 1932. Replaced in 1996.

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2501 Dupont Parkway, Middletown, DE 19709


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