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Citizens' Hose Company No. 1. Inc.

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 13, 2019
1. Citizens' Hose Company No. 1. Inc. Marker
Inscription.  The history of Citizens Hose Company No.1, Inc. began on January 6, 1886, when thirty residents of Smyrna voted to "go into permanent organization" to serve the firefighting needs of the community. Their charter was approved by the Delaware Legislature on January 19, 1886. The Smyrna Opera House was expanded to accommodate the Company in 1887. On February 24, 1921, delegates from Citizens' Hose joined with representatives of eight other fire companies to establish the Delaware Volunteer Firemen's Association. In 1924 the members purchased this site, then known as the McDowell property. The first membership meeting in the new building was held on November 9, 1925. The original fire bell from the Main Street location was moved to the new firehouse, and continues to be used during memorial services to honor deceased members. Along with their dedication to responding to the emergency needs of the community, the members of Citizens' Hose Company No. 1 are noted for displaying their discipline and meticulous care for their equipment through participation in parades and other events. The Firemen's Band was organized in 1947, and the Ladies Auxiliary
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By Don Morfe, October 13, 2019
2. Citizens' Hose Company No. 1. Inc. Marker
was formerly established in 1950.
 
Erected 2007 by Delaware Public Archives-2007. (Marker Number KC-106.)
 
Location. 39° 17.958′ N, 75° 36.492′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on West Commerce Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 W Commerce Street, Smyrna DE 19977, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Peter's Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Allen McLane (about 500 feet away); School District No. 5 (about 600 feet away); Site of Old Asbury Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); The Barracks (about 700 feet away); The Gray Box Chateau (about 800 feet away); The Delaware House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Green Pottery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smyrna.
 
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Citizens' Hose Company No. 1. Inc. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2019
3. Citizens' Hose Company No. 1. Inc. Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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