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

Dover

 
 
Dover Marker image. Click for full size.
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 1966 by Public Archives Commission. (Marker Number KC-35.)
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1680.
 
Location. 39° 9.522′ N, 75° 31.301′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Loockerman Street just from Legislative Avenue, in the median. Marker is opposite the US Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dover DE 19901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Armed Forces Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bishop Richard Allen (within shouting distance of this marker); The First State Heritage Park of Dover
US Post Office across from marker. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
2. US Post Office across from marker.
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(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Compass Rose (about 700 feet away); Liberty Bell Reproduction (about 700 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 800 feet away); Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Inc. (about 800 feet away); Wesley United Methodist Church (about 800 feet 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 18, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 676 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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