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Harvey Barn

NCC-249: The Harvey Farm was purchased in 1922 to become the Village of Ardentown. In 1931, the barn, believed to have been built in the 1890s, was converted into the Robin Hood Theatre, a professional summer theater. Film and stage actors including Barbara Bel Geddes, Will Geer, Jack Klugman, Tony Perkins, and Barbara Rush appeared […]



Crooked Billet

NCC-247: In 1684, William Penn deeded this property to Adam Stedham, who built a small two-room stone house on the land. Stedham’s son, William, expanded the house into the Crooked Billet Tavern in 1702. George Washington and his troops stopped at the tavern on September 9, 1777, before facing the British at the Battle of […]



New Castle County Orphans’ Court – Children

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New Castle County Orphans’ Court – Parents

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Washington’s Reconnaissance

NCC-53: Generals Washington, Greene, and Lafayette came to Iron Hill, August 26, 1777, in hope of viewing British Army then landing along the Elk River. Only a few tents could be seen. A heavy storm coming up, they spent the night in a nearby farm house. Installed in 1932. Sponsors: Historic Markers Commission, 1932 Marker […]



Encampment of Continental Troops 1777

NCC-007: On December 21, 1777, Delaware and Maryland regiments consisting of 1,500 men under command of General William Smallwood, upon order of General George Washington, encamped in this vicinity to prevent occupation by the British forces and to protect American interests. General Smallwood would remain here several months. Installed in 1932. Reinstalled in 2023 Sponsors: […]



John Dickinson 1732-1808

NCC-A4: Nearby is grave of John Dickinson, Lawyer, Scholar, and Statesman. Member Colonial Assemblies of Delaware and Pennsylvania and Legislative council of Delaware State. Delegate from Pennsylvania to Stamp Act Congress. Representative in Continental Congress from Pennsylvania and Delaware, and President of both states. Signer for Delaware of Articles of Confederation. Member from Delaware and […]



Holy Trinity Church

NC-A1: In 1368 a colony from Sweden landed at “The Rocks” nearby. There they built Fort Christina, worshiped therein until 1667, and then built a log church at Cranehook on south side of Christiana River. In 1698, inspired by their Pastor, Eric Bjork, they erected Holy Trinity Church. The tower was added in 1802. The […]



Village of Montchanin

NCC-185: Settled at the triangular intersection of three roads in the early 19th century by workers from the nearby DuPont Black Powder Mills, this village consisted initially of only 2.4 acres. The Wilmington and Northern Railroad established tracks through the vicinity in 1869, leading to a period of sustained growth in population and area. The […]



Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church

NCC-132: This congregation was organized in 1812. For a number of years services were conducted by Methodist “circuit riders” in members’ homes and local schools. On March 7, 1834, Thomas and Hannah Aldred donated land at this location on which to build a church. Constructed of Brandywine granite, the building was completed later that year. […]