Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Where Red Clay Creek Passes under Rt.4 in Stanton in 1781 & 1782

Mentioned in an earlier post on the Glenville and Statnon area, it was thought the French camped in the same area on the way to and on the return march from Yorktown. The snippet from the W3R Heritage Tour in Delaware below does indicate the French encamped in the Glenville Stanton area in 1781 and 1782, along what is now the National Historic W3R Trail. Also known as Rt4 or Maryland Avenue.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Oliver Evans Marker

I was driving through Newport the other day and noticed this marker as I drove by. I had to turn around, go back and read it. It appears to have recently installed. There was a post early on pertaining to Oliver Evans and how there wasn't a marker to commerate his achievements in the Lower Red Clay Valley. Even though he was born in Newport, mills along the Red Clay Creek utilized his invention to automated the flour milling industry. I will also include/update this so it appears in the post of Historical Markers in The Lower Red Clay Valley.

He is buried in
Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum
Also known as: Trinity Cemetery, Trinity Cemetery Uptown
in Manhattan

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hollingsworth and McDonald & Gregg reciepts 1917 and 1920

The two reciepts below are for J. Morrison whose family members live on
New Street in Marshallton.

The Hollingsworth Building still stands, but renovated, on
Old Capitol Trail in Marshallton just before Newport Gap Pike.

The reciept below gives the
address as Green Bank Mills