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

The Park

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2021
1. The Park Marker
Inscription.  The park was created by the State of Delaware for the tercentenary in 1938. It was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior March 29, 1963 in the presence of Prince Bertil of Sweden, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and other distinguished guests at the celebration of the 325th anniversary of the landing here at the rocks.
 
Erected by Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #36 Lyndon B. Johnson, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 29, 1963.
 
Location. 39° 44.273′ N, 75° 32.295′ 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
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2021
2. The Park Marker
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distance of this marker. The Monument (a few steps from this marker); Fort Christina Monument (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Monument (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 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Landing of the Swedes (about 500 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 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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