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

Wilmington

 
 
Wilmington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
1. Wilmington Marker
Inscription.  Founded by Swedes 1638 at Fort Christina, the first permanent settlement in Delaware River Valley. Called Altenae by Dutch 1655. Known as Willingtown 1730-1739. Incorporated as borough of Wilmington in 1739 and as city in 1832. Washington's headquarters here 1777. Became county-seat of New Castle County in 1881.
 
Erected 1938 by Public Archives Commission. (Marker Number NC-67.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 45.125′ N, 75° 35.264′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and South DuPont Road, on the right when traveling east on Lancaster Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19805, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Olive Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Flight of the Delaplane (approx. ¾ mile away); Wawaset Park (approx. ¾ mile away); Gibraltar (approx.
Looking East on Lancaster Ave. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
2. Looking East on Lancaster Ave.
one mile away); Alexis I. duPont Middle School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of DuPont Airfield (approx. 1.1 miles away); William "Judy" Johnson Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. Anthony of Padua (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Also see . . .  New Sweden. Wilipedia Article on New Sweden. (Submitted on May 30, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. New Sweden
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,550 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on May 30, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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