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Brandywine Village and The Road to Yorktown

NCC-246: On September 4-7, 1781, residents of Brandywine Village watched as thousands of American and French troops marched through their community along the King’s Highway on their way to Yorktown, Virginia. The combined forces, under the commands of Generals Washington and Rochambeau, nearly quadrupled the size of Wilmington while they camped on the outskirts of […]

Greenhill Presbyterian Church

“Greenhill Presbyterian Church is located to the south of the Kennett Pike just beyond the Wilmington city limits. It was organized in the fall of 1844 at the home of Alex. Stephens, by members of the Rockland Presbyterian Church. The first meetings were held in the Brandywine Lyceum which they rented. The church was formally […]

North Baptist Church

“North Baptist Church is located on Lincoln St., near Delaware Ave. Philip McDowell had coopershops located on the present site of the State Armory. He made barrels for the flour millers located on the Brandywine Creek. A small village surrounded these shops and it was called McDowellville. Mr. McDowell built a small chapel on the […]

Small Manuscript Collections, George Fisher Collection, Photographs

George Mifflin Fisher I was born to William T. Fisher and Rebecca (Smith) Fisher in Baltimore, Maryland, on February 23, 1845. As an adult, Fisher was a businessman and partnered with Jakes and Company before being elected State Treasurer in 1920. Fisher served in this position until his death on November 8, 1922. Fisher was […]

Site of General Weedon’s Foray at Spring Grove

On September 8, 1777, General George Washington and his Continentals were pursuing British forces headed north along Limestone Road to seize Philadelphia following the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge. General George Weedon advanced his Continental brigade to a hillside east of Mill Creek at what is now known as Spring Grove. British forces advanced to the […]

Hillcrest Methodist Church

“Hillcrest Methodist Church (M.E.) A Methodist Society was formed at Hillcrest in 1909 and a temporary tabernacle was built. The site for a church was donated on Apr. 3, 1912, by Martin Beadenkopf. The ground was broken for a new church on Mar. 1, 1913, by Dist. Supt. E. L. Hoffecker and the Rev. Thomas […]

The Chapel of St. Theresa

“The Chapel of St. Theresa, the Little Flower, R. C. On Feb. 11, 1927, St. Patrick’s Church purchased former public school No. 26 at 14th and Thatcher Sts. An addition was built to form a vestibule for the chapel. The first Mass was celebrated by the Rev. James L. McSweeney. A parochial school is conducted […]

Richardson Park Methodist Church

“Richardson Park Methodist Church (M.E.) was formally organized and incorporated on Oct. 24, 1907. A church site was purchased on Dec. 9, 1908 from A. K. Taylor. A church was built of concrete blocks. The corner-stone was laid on Sat., Aug. 16, 1908, by the Rev. C. T. Sharpless. Improvements were made in 1911. The […]

St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

“St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized, in the Brandywine Hundred Fire-House on Jan. 11, 1942. On Sun., Mar. 22, 1942, an American flag and a Church flag were presented and unfurled in the meeting place. The church was incorporated on Apr. 12, 1942. The new church site on Duncan Road at Villa Place, Cragmere, […]

Small Manuscript Collections, H. Fletcher Brown Vocational High School