Archaeologists working at a property near Frankford, Sussex County, have discovered what appears to be the site of a cemetery known to the local community to contain the remains of African Americans who lived in the area.
Delaware to Acquire Cooch’s Bridge Site, Continue Search for Remains of Revolutionary Soldiers Killed in Battle
Hallowed grounds believed to be the final resting place of some two dozen American soldiers who perished in the only major battle of the Revolutionary War fought in Delaware will soon become property of the state’s historic preservation agency, according to an agreement announced today.
Working to preserve Delaware’s heritage for the future, the plan outlines six broad goals for the next five years.
State Historic Preservation Office Employee, African American History Expert Makes National Trust 40-Under-40 List
Carlton Hall, a cultural preservation specialist and historian with the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), earned a place on the inaugural “40 Under 40” list recently unveiled by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Work will begin this spring and continue into the summer of 2018.