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Dover in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dover

 
 
Dover Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
1. Dover Marker
Inscription. County seat since 1680. William Penn in 1683 ordered Town site laid out and named Dover. Plotted in 1717. Temporary capitol in 1777 and permanent capitol since 1779. Federal Constitution ratified here in 1787, making Delaware first State in Union. State Constitutional Convention held here in 1791-1792, 1831, 1852, and 1897.
 
Erected 1940 by Public Archives Commission. (Marker Number KC-34.)
 
Location. 39° 10.518′ N, 75° 31.804′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Alternate U.S. 13, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at Silver Lake. Marker is in this post office area: Dover DE 19904, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Former Site of ILC Dover (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wesley College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hall House (approx. one mile away); Woodburn: The Governor's House (approx. one mile away); Delaware State College (approx. one mile away but has been reported missing); Woodburn (approx. one mile away); Loockerman Hall (approx. one mile away); Annie Jump Cannon (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dover.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Dover Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
2. Dover Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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