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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 is a gift of the people of Sweden to the people of the United States. Its entire cost was met by about 225,000 individual subscriptions from residents of almost every community in Sweden responding to a broadcast suggestion. It is a permanent symbol of the friendship between the two peoples.
 
Erected by Division of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
 
Location. 39° 44.267′ N, 75° 32.294′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from 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. The Park (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Monument (a few steps from this marker); Fort Christina Monument (a few steps from this marker); Fort Christina (within shouting distance
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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); Mary Vining (about 600 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 26 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on June 1, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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