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Smyrna in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Commodore Jacob Jones

 
 
Commodore Jacob Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
1. Commodore Jacob Jones Marker
Inscription.  Born 1768, near this site. Commanded U.S. Sloop Wasp in notable victory over superior British sloop Frolic, October, 1812, off Cape Hatteras. Commanded frigate Constitution 1818-1829. Died August, 1850. Buried at Cecilton, Maryland. Reinterred in Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, with distinguished honors.
 
Erected 1959 by Public Archives Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1768.
 
Location. 39° 17.959′ N, 75° 36.058′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on U.S. 13 just from S. East Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smyrna DE 19977, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas D. Clayton School (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maj. McLane Bridge Lake Como Spillway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Smyrna Opera House and Old Town Hall (approx. 0.2
US 13 near the marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
2. US 13 near the marker
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miles away); Pearl Harbor Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Duck Creek Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Barracks (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smyrna.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 767 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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