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Parade Grounds

Fort DuPont

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
1. Parade Grounds Marker
Inscription.  This 18 acres of open space has been the focal point for most of the fortís existence and has served many purposes over the years.

Geographically, the Parade Ground separated officersí quarters from enlisted barracks and utilitarian buildings. This field was used for military ceremonies, parades, drill practice, and field days. In addition, it served as the fortís football and baseball fields.

Today, the Parade Ground is used for special events, National Guard training exercises, sports, and other public recreation.
 
Erected by Fort DuPont Shaped by History & Anchored in Nature.
 
Location. 39° 34.356′ N, 75° 35.106′ W. Marker is in Delaware City, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Sussex Avenue. 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. Post Exchange (a few steps from this marker); Fort DuPont World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Post Headquarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commanding Officer Quarters

Parade Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
2. Parade Grounds Marker
(about 400 feet away); Officers Row (about 500 feet away); Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort DuPont (approx. 0.3 miles away); Delaware Historic Civil Engineering Landmark (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delaware City.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Nearby Fort DuPont Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
3. Nearby Fort DuPont Historical Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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