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

Commodore Jacob Jones

 
 
Commodore Jacob Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
1. Commodore Jacob Jones Marker
Inscription. Born 1768, near this site. Commanded U.S. Sloop Wasp in notable victory over superior British sloop Frolic, October, 1812, off Cape Hatteras. Commanded frigate Constitution 1818-1829. Died August, 1850. Buried at Cecilton, Maryland. Reinterred in Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, with distinguished honors.
 
Erected 1959 by Public Archives Commission.
 
Location. 39° 17.959′ N, 75° 36.058′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on U.S. 13 just from S. East Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smyrna DE 19977, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smyrna Opera House and Old Town Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Duck Creek Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away); The Barracks (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Gray Box Chateau (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Delaware House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Green Pottery (approx. 0.4 miles away); The John Cummins Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of Allen McLane (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smyrna.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
US 13 near the marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
2. US 13 near the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 635 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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