David Hall House

David Hall House (HMPFM)

Location: Lewes, DE 19958 Sussex County
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N 38° 46.441', W 75° 8.328'

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This house was the home of Colonel David Hall(1752-1817), patriot of the Revolution andGovernor of Delaware. Devoted to the strugglefor American Independence, he enlisted inthe Continental Army in 1776 and was commissioned as a Captain in the DelawareRegiment. He served with distinction at LongIsland and White Plains before his promotionto Colonel and commanding officer of theRegiment in April, 1777. He was subsequentlywounded at the Battle of Germantown. Anactive participant in post-war political affairs.Hall was a member of the state legislature andan unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1798. In 1801 he became the first member of the emerging Democratic Party to be elected Governor of Delaware. The front portion of the home in which he lived is believed to have been constructed by hisgrandfather, Nathaniel Hall, circa 1730.Evidence suggests that the rear wing wasadded in the early 19th century. The Hall House was listed in the National Registerof Historic Places in 1976.
Marker NumberSC-219
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 1:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487942 N 4291708
Decimal Degrees38.77401667, -75.13880000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 46.441', W 75° 8.328'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 46' 26.46" N, 75° 8' 19.68" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111 Kings Hwy, Lewes DE 19958, US
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