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

State House

 
 
State House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
1. State House Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1792 and restored in 1976, it was shared by Kent County and the State from 1792 to 1873. Prior to the construction of this building, an older county court house stood on the same site. That small brick structure, about twenty five feet square, had been built in 1722. On July 29, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read from its porch for the first time to the people of Dover. The outline in the paving bricks behind you marks the location of that historic porch. The General Assembly moved to Legislative Hall in January, 1933.
 
Location. 39° 9.388′ N, 75° 31.38′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on The Green. Click for map. Marker is at the east end of The Green. Marker is in this post office area: Dover DE 19901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Delaware Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Ridgely House (within shouting distance of this marker); An Army of Restoration (CCC) (within shouting distance of this marker); John Bell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kent County Courthouses (1680-1983) (within shouting
Old State House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
2. Old State House
Note the Blue Hen on the windvane.
distance of this marker); In the Council Chamber of Elizabeth Battell's Golden Fleece Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); The Golden Fleece Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of King George’s Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Dover.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 6 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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