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

St. Jones Neck

Site of Settlement in the 1660's

 
 
St. Jones Neck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, April 30, 2009
1. St. Jones Neck Marker
Inscription.  This part of what is now Kent County, Delaware was one of the state's earliest sites of English colonization. Beginning in the 1660's plantations were established along the St. Jones River. The Dickinson family of Talbot County, Maryland was among the families who obtained early land patents in the area. Parts of "Merritts", "Whartons" and "Youngs" tracts were among the lands purchased by the Dickinsons with pounds of tobacco.
 
Erected by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number K-44.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEnvironmentSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 6.134′ N, 75° 26.483′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Kitts Hummock Road just from Bergold Lane. Marker used to be located at the entrance of the John Dickinson Plantation historic site. It was moved to the entrance of the St. Jones Reserve a bit further down the road. The coordinates given are for the current location, but the picture of
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the marker is from its old location. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The St. Jones River: Why the Mansion Faces South (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of John Dickinson (approx. half a mile away); Byfield (approx. 1.1 miles away); C-45G (approx. 1.3 miles away); C-60 (approx. 1.3 miles away); U-3A (approx. 1.3 miles away); LGM-30 (approx. 1.3 miles away); C-5A (approx. 1.3 miles 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 January 9, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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