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Milton Fire Department, Inc.

 
 
Milton Fire Department, Inc. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
1. Milton Fire Department, Inc. Marker
Inscription. Like many local communities, Milton was plagued by numerous destructive fires during the 19th century. By the 1890s, citizens were calling for the establishment of a fire department to protect the town and surrounding area. The effort was ultimately successful, and on November 14, 1901, the Volunteer Fire Company of Milton was organized with Chief Charles H. Davidson and 26 men. Miltonís first motorized piece was purchased in 1926, and was housed on the corner of Union & Magnolia Street in a single garage. The company was formally incorporated in 1929, becoming the Milton Fire Department, Inc. In 1930 a second truck was added. More space was needed, and the Fox Theater and adjoining property on Union Street was obtained. Continued growth, addition of new equipment, and the establishment of an Ambulance Service in 1948, resulted in the construction of the present building in 1949-50. Additional property was acquired in 1971, and a major renovation and expansion project was completed in 1981. The department celebrated 100 years of history in 2001 with the addition of a “2001 centennial fire Engine,” and the purchase of property for added parking.
 
Erected 2001 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-153.)
 
Location. 38° 
Milton Fire Department, Inc. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
2. Milton Fire Department, Inc. Marker
46.638′ N, 75° 18.572′ W. Marker is in Milton, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located between Front Street and Strawberry Alley, Firehouse wall near doorway. Marker is in this post office area: Milton DE 19968, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Goshen Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Milton Public Library (about 500 feet away); The Holly Industry (about 500 feet away); Governor Joseph Maull Carey (about 500 feet away); Shipbuilding on the Broadkill (about 600 feet away); Ships and Men (about 600 feet away); Governor James Ponder (about 600 feet away); Governor David Hazzard (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Milton.
 
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Milton Fire Department and Marker (L) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
3. Milton Fire Department and Marker (L)
Chestnut Street at left- Front Street at right
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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