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Delaware City in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort DuPont

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
1. Fort DuPont Marker
Inscription.  This fort was originally established in 1863 as the Ten Gun Battery opposite Fort Delaware. In 1897 construction began on concrete gun batteries armed with long-range rifles, rapid-fire rifles and mortars. The fort was renamed in honor of Rear Admiral Samuel F. DuPont, U.S. Navy, for his distinguished service in 1899. During World War II the fort served as a prisoner of war camp. Roughly 3,000 POW’s were housed here, providing labor for a variety of industries. Fort DuPont was deactivated in 1946 and sold as surplus property. In 1948 the site reopened as the Governor Bacon Health Center. Portions of the land were dedicated as a state park in 1992.
 
Erected 2016 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NCC-227.)
 
Location. 39° 34.194′ N, 75° 35.394′ W. Marker is in Delaware City, Delaware, in New Castle County. Memorial is at the intersection of Delaware Route 9 and New Castle Avenue, on the right when traveling west on State Route 9. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delaware City DE 19706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
2. Fort DuPont Marker
. Chapel (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Officers Row (approx. ¼ mile away); Commanding Officer Quarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort DuPont World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Post Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Parade Grounds (approx. 0.3 miles away); Post Exchange (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Delaware City Public School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delaware City.
 
Also see . . .  Fort DuPont State Park. (Submitted on October 2, 2019.)
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US CivilWar, World II
 
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
3. Fort DuPont Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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