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The Compass Rose

 
 
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By Roger Dean Meyer, October 9, 2006
1. The Compass Rose Marker
Inscription. First to ratify the Constitution of the United States. Delaware. The Compass Rose. Dedicated 7 December, 1988.
 
Erected 1988 by Delaware Heritage Commission and 134th General Assembly.
 
Location. 39° 9.424′ N, 75° 31.235′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Legislative Avenue 0.1 miles south of Duke Of York Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); The First State Heritage Park of Dover (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Bell Reproduction (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Congressional Medal Of Honor (about 400 feet away); Dover Light Infantry (about 500 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.
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
The Compass Rose image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 9, 2006
2. The Compass Rose
Delaware was the first to ratify the Constitution. This Compass Rose on Legislative Mall in front of Legislative Hal, in Dover, includes bearing and distance to the site of, and date of, other ratifications.
The Compass Rose image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2012
3. The Compass Rose
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By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2012
4. The Compass Rose Marker
The Compass Rose Marker, center detail image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2012
5. The Compass Rose Marker, center detail
Dover Delaware
December 7, 1787
The Compass Rose Marker detail image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2012
6. The Compass Rose Marker detail
Delaware
First to adapt
Will be last to
Desert the Constitution
Washington Monument
1849
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By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2012
7. The Compass Rose Marker detail
We the People
Of The United States
***
Do ordain and establish
this Constitution
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By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2012
8. The Compass Rose Marker detail
Pennsylvania 12·12· 1787* Philadelphia Coordinates
New York 7·26·1788 * Poughkeepsie Coordinates
New Jersey 12·18·1787 * Trenton Coordinates
New Hampshire 6·21·1788 * Concord Coordinates
Connecticut 1·9·1788 * Hartford Coordinates
Massachussetts 2·6·1788 * Boston Coordinates
Rhode Island 5·29·1790 * Newport Coordinates
The Compass Rose Marker, detail image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2012
9. The Compass Rose Marker, detail
A rising
and not a
setting sun
   —Benjamin
     Franklin
         1787
The Compass Rose Marker detail image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2012
10. The Compass Rose Marker detail
Delaware Ratifies
Fully
Freely
& Entirely
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By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2012
11. The Compass Rose Marker detail
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By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2012
12. The Compass Rose Marker detail
1788 Augusta Georgia Coordinates
1788 Richmond Virginia Coordinates
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 2,213 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   3. submitted on November 4, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on October 27, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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