Cheney Clow's Rebellion Historical Marker
Dedicated in 2006, this historical marker designates the location of a fort and skirmish where British Loyalists under the leadership of Delaware's Cheney Clow fought a colonial militia in 1778. While a majority of area residents wanted separation from Great Britain, some like Clow opposed the Revolutionary War and hoped to remain under English rule. Cheney Clow and a handful of other royalists built a fort here in 1778 in defiance of those who sought revolution and independence. After a skirmish, Clow and his men abandoned the fort.
Backstory and Context
"Scene of Cheyney Clow's Rebellion." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. January 14, 1974. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/183de8bb-8489-48c4-aea4-8a9d729ea575.