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

The Monument

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2021
1. The Monument
Inscription.  The monument, designed and executed by the Swedish-American sculptor, Carl Milles, is an irregular hexagon of black Swedish granite. Bas reliefs show contacts between settlers and Indians, Queen Christina on horseback, Governor Johan Printz, the Swedes receiving William Penn, and other scenes. Surmounting the shaft is a stylized wave bearing the Kalmar Nyckel.
 
Erected by Delaware Department of Historical and Cultural Affairs.
 
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 39° 44.259′ N, 75° 32.299′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on East 7th Street just east of Swedes Landing Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1110 E 7th St, 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. A different marker also named The Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Christina Monument
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Christina (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Christina National Historic Landmark (within shouting distance of this marker); Kalmar Nyckel Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Landing of the Swedes (about 400 feet away); Old Swedes' Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on June 1, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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