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

Fort Christina

 
 
Fort Christina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
1. Fort Christina Marker
Inscription.  Fort Christina-This park commemorates New Sweden, the colony founded when Peter Minuit’s expedition landed from the Swedish ships Kalmar Nyckel and Fogel Grip on the natural wharf of rocks at the riverside about March 29, 1638. Fort Christina, built here, became the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley.
 
Erected by Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs.
 
Location. 39° 44.28′ N, 75° 32.274′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on East 7th Street. This marker is mounted on the wall on the right inside Fort Christiana Park about 20 feet from the entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1138 E 7th Street, Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Christina National Historic Landmark (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Swedes' Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major Peter Jaquett (about 700 feet away); Holy Trinity Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mother Union American Methodist Episcopal Church
Fort Christina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
2. Fort Christina Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Scott AME Zion Church (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Mary's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Swedes Landing Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
Fort Christina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
3. Fort Christina Marker
Fort Christina Monument located at the waters edge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
4. Fort Christina Monument located at the waters edge
Fort Christina-Mural on wall across the street from the park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
5. Fort Christina-Mural on wall across the street from the park
Fort Christina Mural-right side image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
6. Fort Christina Mural-right side
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 3, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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