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Parade Grounds

Fort DuPont

 
 
Parade Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 fort’s existence and has served many purposes over the years.

Geographically, the Parade Ground separated officers’ 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 fort’s 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
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); Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Constructed by First Engineers (within

Parade Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
2. Parade Grounds Marker
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shouting distance of this marker); Post Headquarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commanding Officer Quarters (about 400 feet away); Officers Row (about 500 feet away); Floated Across The River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delaware City.
 
Nearby Fort DuPont Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
3. Nearby Fort DuPont Historical Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 17 times this year. 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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Aug. 16, 2022