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

Dover

 
 
Dover Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 29, 2011
1. Dover Marker
Inscription. County seat since 1680. William Penn, in 1683, ordered townsite laid out and named Dover. Plotted in 1717. Temporary capital in 1777 and permanent capital since 1779. Federal Constitution ratified here in 1787 making Delaware First State in Union. State Constitutional Conventions held here in 1791-1792, 1831, 1852, and 1897.
 
Erected 1940 by Public Archives Commission.
 
Location. 39° 8.452′ N, 75° 31.35′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on S. State Street. Touch for map. At intersection of S. State Street and Rt. 13. Marker is in this post office area: Dover DE 19901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Patriot John Banning (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Christ Church (approx. one mile away); Nicholas Ridgely (approx. one mile away); Caesar Rodney (approx. one mile away); Charles Inglis (approx. one mile away); Thomas Stevenson House (approx. one mile away); Loockerman House (approx. one mile away); Timothy Hanson House (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Dover image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 29, 2011
2. Dover
Picture facing south, away from downtown Dover. The Rt. 13 intersection is visible.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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