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

Fort Christina Monument

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2021
1. Fort Christina Monument
Inscription.  Fort Christina Monument was dedicated here June 27, 1938 celebrating the tercentenary of the landing. Participants included the Swedish Royal Commission led by their royal highnesses, the Crown Prince, the Crown Princess, and Prince Bertil, the Finnish official delegation, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Governor Richard C. McMullen of Delaware.
 
Erected by Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 27, 1938.
 
Location. 39° 44.277′ N, 75° 32.289′ 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: 1124 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); The Monument (a few steps from this marker); Fort Christina
Fort Christina Monument image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2021
2. Fort Christina Monument
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(a few steps from this marker); Fort Christina National Historic Landmark (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Monument (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 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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