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Address: Old Baltimore Pike, east of Rt. 896, Between 896 & Rt 72, Newark, DE
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Site of the historic Battle of Cooch’s Bridge, a Revolutionary War battle:...

Site of the historic Battle of Cooch’s Bridge, a Revolutionary War battle: September 3, 1777

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American history

Just outside of Newark there are many historical landmarks. Cooch's Bridge is one of them that you should take time to visit while you are in the area. It goes back a long time... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 April 2016
buffalojim67
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Middletown, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is the commemoration of an early and, in the opinion of others who know about his stuff than I do, somewhat insignificant Revolutionary War skirmish. In fact, the only one to occur in the State of Delaware. The actual "battle" location is right next to Old Baltimore Pike adjacent to private property which cannot be conveniently or safely... More 

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Willow Street
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Site of first battle between British and Patriots after the British landed at Head of Elk to begin their Philadelphia campaign in 1777. Several displays along a side road off Old Baltimore Pike just west of DE 72 depict the battle. The nearby Pencader Heritage museum also has information about the battle. The mansion in the background of the picture... More 

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Bonanza, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This should be on your "to do" list if you are an American history buff. This is jut one of hundreds of great sites in the heart of the American Revolution.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Just outside of Newark there are many historical landmarks. Cooch's Bridge is one of them that you should take time to visit while you are in the area. It goes back a long time in American history.

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Careful with parking by the cannons on the side of the road, but there is parking and interpretive signs just down the street. Our little bit of history here in Delaware.

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Newark, Delaware, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Just a very historical bridge and a place you can tell your friends is haunted. I've never seen any ghost but I love to creep my friends out every time we pass by the bridge.

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

This is an interesting site to visit albeit small and perhaps difficult finding a place to park. If you are a civil war buff you will like it, otherwise, I'd not bother.

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

You'd have to be a real history lover to seek out this historical site. This is the spot of the only Revolutionary war battle in Delaware. There is a few plaques, not much more...

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Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

There is truly not much to see here. There is a small parking lot (maybe 6 or 7 cars wide) with some flags and informational signs next to it. This display is located next to Cooch-Dayett Mill and the Pencader Museum. Here there is a sign about the American Position, the Philadelphia Campaign and a Delaware Field of Valore Marker/Plaque.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Great little known battle site in the American Revolution where Pulaski Saved Washington's skin from getting cut off by the British which allowed them to get to Valley Forge for the Winter.

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