Dover in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The First State Heritage Park of Dover
Legislative Hall, the capitol building for the State of Delaware. Before you stands Legislative Hall, the capitol building for the State of Delaware. The Senate and House of Representatives meet in this building, which also houses the offices of the legislators and their staff. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor also maintain offices in Legislative Hall. The Office of the Controller General and the Division of Research—two non-partisan state agencies that provide fiscal oversight, legislative research and other support services to the General Assembly—are also located here.
Legislative Hall was dedicated as the state’s new capitol building in 1933, replacing the State House on the Green. Over the years, this Georgian-style structure has been expanded twice. The north and south wings were completed in 1970 to provide offices for every legislator. Two more wings were added to the east side of the building in 1994 to provide additional
The Delaware General Assembly.
•The Delaware General Assembly meets in two bodies, the Senate and the House of Representatives.
•The 21 Senators are elected to four-year terms, and the 41 Representatives in the House serve two-year terms.
•The General Assembly meets most Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from the second week of January through the end of June, recessing from February to mid-March.
•All session are open to the public.
Location. 39° 9.402′ N, 75° 31.209′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of William Penn Street and Legislative Avenue, on the left when traveling east on William Penn Street. Touch for map. Marker faces William Penn Street. Marker is in this post office area: Dover DE 19901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Legislative Hall - Delaware's Capitol Building (a few steps from this marker); The Compass Rose (within The Congressional Medal Of Honor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The First State Heritage Park of Dover (about 400 feet away); Liberty Bell Reproduction (about 400 feet away); The Bayonets of the Revolution (about 500 feet away); Battles and Engagements of the Delaware Regiment (about 500 feet away); The Delaware Continentals (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
More about this marker. This marker has been replaced with Legislative Hall Delaware's Capitol Building with similar text and photos.
Also see . . .
1. First State Heritage Park. (Submitted on November 15, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
2. The Museums of Greater Dover--The Statehouse. (Submitted on November 15, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
1. The First State Heritage Park
The "First" here refers to the fact that Delaware calls itself "The First State" because it
— Submitted November 15, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 2,342 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 15, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.