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

Dover

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
1. Dover Marker
Inscription.  County seat since 1680. William Penn in 1683 ordered Town site laid out and named Dover. Plotted in 1717. Temporary capitol in 1777 and permanent capitol since 1779. Federal Constitution ratified here in 1787, making Delaware first State in Union. State Constitutional Convention held here in 1791-1792, 1831, 1852, and 1897.
 
Erected 1940 by Public Archives Commission. (Marker Number KC-34.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list.
 
Location. 39° 10.518′ N, 75° 31.804′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Alternate U.S. 13, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at Silver Lake. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dover DE 19904, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lakeside Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Site of ILC Dover (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dover Downs (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wesley College
Dover Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
2. Dover Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Calvary Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dover International Speedway (approx. one mile away); Delaware State College High School (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 569 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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