Market Square

Market Square (HM6P1)

Location: Port Penn, DE 19731 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 31.029', W 75° 34.661'

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Local Trade

Left Panel Sacred Spaces in Secular Places
Two congregations formed in Port Penn. Members of the Presbyterian Church were primarily of European descent and dominated the local economy and society. The congregation of St. David's Methodist Church was predominately African-American. Today, each church welcomes worshippers of all races. At times, the same pastor ministers to both churches.
Center Diagram and Caption The map of Port Penn dated January 13, 1792, shows Market Square (highlighted here in red) at the corner of Market and Stewart Streets. This is now the site of the Presbyterian Church. Photo courtesy of the Historical Society of Delaware.
Right Panel The Presbyterian Church, on the opposite corner across the intersection, now occupies the site originally intended as Port Penn's market square. Dr. David Stewart, Sr., believed to be the founder of Port Penn, envisioned a central market similar to those of other cities and towns. Al the economy shifted away from the village center, economic activity moved to the wharf near the Cleaver House. By the mid-19th century the town square was abandoned and became the site of the Presbyterian Church.
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HM NumberHM6P1
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Placed ByThe Village of Port Penn
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 9:06pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 450343 N 4374327
Decimal Degrees39.51715000, -75.57768333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 31.029', W 75° 34.661'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 31' 1.74" N, 75° 34' 39.66" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Stewart St, Port Penn DE 19731, US
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