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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dover, Delaware

 
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1Delaware (Kent County), Dover — 148th Fighter Interceptor Squadron
Dedicated to the living and deceased members of the 148th who reopened this facility, at the height of the Korean Conflict on Feb. 1, 1951. The unit served at Dover A.F.B. until Oct. 31, 1952 flying F-51D, F-84C and F-94B aircraft.Map (db m142516) WM
2Delaware (Kent County), Dover — 2nd Ferrying Group
Dedicated in remembrance of all who served in the 2nd Ferrying Group, Ferrying Division Air Transport Command, New Castle Army Base, Delaware. 1942-1946 The group delivered aircraft all over the world and was the first to utilize . . . Map (db m142515) HM WM
3Delaware (Kent County), Dover — 61st Troop Carrier Squadron
The missing man formation of the 61 st Troop Carrier Squadron World War II In memory of those no longer with us who flew, maintained, or supported the C-47 in the U.S. Military ServicesMap (db m168145) WM
4Delaware (Kent County), Dover — A-26CInvader — S/N 44-35523 —
Intended to be built in large numbers to replace the USAAF's three medium bombers (A-20 Havoc, B-52 Mitchell, and B-26 Marauder), Douglas' A-26 Invader served briefly in Europe and the Pacific in the closing months of World War II. Pilots praised . . . Map (db m142605) HM
5Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Afghanistan-Iraq Memorial
Honoring the service and sacrifices of the Delaware heroes who fought and died to keep America free in the conflicts in the Middle East and Afghanistan.Map (db m190731) WM
6Delaware (Kent County), Dover — American Legion Veterans Memorial
Dedicated on January 26, 1968 as a lasting memorial to those who have served their country for our freedomMap (db m142504) WM
7Delaware (Kent County), Dover — An Army of Restoration (CCC)
To provide employment and vocational training for youthful citizens of the United States…through the performance of useful public work in connection with the conservation and development of the natural resources of the United States and its . . . Map (db m4491) HM
8Delaware (Kent County), Dover — AN/GPN-20 Airport Surveillance Radar
The AN/GPN-20 is a dual-channel radar system with tower-mounted antenna and remote site operator controls. Its mission is to detect aircraft within 60 nautical miles of the radar site and to process and display information for air traffic . . . Map (db m142615) HM
9Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-119 — Annie Jump Cannon
Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941), a prominent astronomer who pioneered stellar classification, observed her first stars from the roof of this house. Cannon, who was legally deaf, graduated valedictorian from Wilmington Conference Academy, now Wesley . . . Map (db m94379) HM
10Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Armed Forces Memorial
This monument is dedicated to remember those men and women missing in action while serving in the Armed Services of the United States of America Korean War Clifton E. Brooks – PFC U.S. Army • Samuel L. Crawford – PFC U.S. Army . . . Map (db m39725) WM
11Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Asian American and Pacific Islander U.S. Air Force Memorial
In honor of the many contributions made by Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders to the U.S.A.F. Past, Present & Future Map (db m142508) WM
12Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Battles and Engagements of the Delaware Regiment
Battles around New York City and Environs, 1776-1779 1. Long Island, August 27, 1776 2. Throg's Neck, October 12-18, 1776 3. Mamaroneck Raid, October 22, 1776 4. White Plains, October 28, 1776 5. Retreat across New Jersey, . . . Map (db m39713) HM
13Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Berlin Airlift Memorial
In memory of the United States military personnel who served on the Berlin Airlift 26 June 1948 to 30 September 1949. Map (db m142511) WM
14Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Bioretention
This facility was converted from a stormwater pond into a bioretention facility in 2009. A bioretention facility, also known as a rain garden, filters polluted stormwater before it enters into a waterway. When it rains, water washes over parking . . . Map (db m51116) HM
15Delaware (Kent County), Dover — K-43 — Bishop Richard Allen
Richard Allen founded and became the first Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1816. Born into slavery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 14, 1760, Allen and his family were sold to a family near Dover in 1772. While there, . . . Map (db m39093) HM
16Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-88 — Booker T. Washington School
On November 13, 1922, 210 children and 6 teachers marched from two old school buildings located on Slaughter Street and Division Street to a new school for African-American students in Dover. Funding for the building was provided by the Delaware . . . Map (db m39064) HM
17Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-53 — Byfield
Near this site stood the boyhood home of Caesar Rodney, signer of the Declaration of Independence, Brigadier General of the State's militia (1775-1778), and President (Governor) of Delaware (1778-1781). Byfield was originally settled in the early . . . Map (db m75835) HM
18Delaware (Kent County), Dover — C-119GFlying Boxcar — S/N 10-870 —
Twin-boom cargo planes were Fairchild's trademark in the post-1945 era. These heavy-lift transports helped the United States to reach out with its new-found postwar power. C-119s formed the backbone of the USAF transport in the 1950s. In the . . . Map (db m142611) HM
19Delaware (Kent County), Dover — C-121CSuper Constellation — S/N 4557 —
The Lockheed Constellation with its gracefully contoured fuselage is a mixture of beauty, power, and utility. Constellation or "Connie" began as the 1943 C-69 Constellation prototype. A small number of C-69s were assigned to the Air . . . Map (db m142614) HM
20Delaware (Kent County), Dover — C-123KProvider — S/N 54-658 —
One of many innovative aircraft designs to come on the scene just after WWII, the C-123 Provider began life as the XG-20 cargo glider. This all-metal glider was designed with conversion to a powered assault transport in mind. It first flew as the . . . Map (db m142609) HM
21Delaware (Kent County), Dover — C-130EHercules — S/N 69-6580 —
Designed in 1951 for the U.S. Air Force's Tactical Air Command, the C-130 Hercules set a new pattern for military transportation aircraft. Previously types usually had piston engines, tailwheel landing wheel, and side doors. The Hercules uses . . . Map (db m142600) HM
22Delaware (Kent County), Dover — C-131DSamaritan — S/N 55-295 —
The C-131 was based on the Convair 240, 340, and 440 airliners developed to replace surplus WWII transports that were being used as civilian airliners in the early 1950s. The first U.S. Air Force versions were navigator and radio operator . . . Map (db m142563) HM
23Delaware (Kent County), Dover — C-133 Cargomaster1957 - 1971
Dedicated to C-133 aircrew members and support personnel of the 1st and 39th Heavy Airlift Squadrons and to the memory of those who are no longer with usMap (db m142510) HM
24Delaware (Kent County), Dover — C-133BCargomaster — S/N 59-0536 —
The museum's C-133 was the last of the 50 C-133s to be manufactured The C-133 was designed around one major mission—hauling the first generation intercontinental ballistic missiles. The largest of these was the Atlas missile. . . . Map (db m142629) HM
25Delaware (Kent County), Dover — C-141AStarlifter — S/N 61-2775 —
The museum's C-141A was the first one manufactured The C-141A was the first jet-engine military transport and was introduced to replace the slower propeller-driven C-124 and C-133. It incorporated long-range, high-speed, and . . . Map (db m142565) HM
26Delaware (Kent County), Dover — C-141BStarlifter — S/N 64-0626 —
The museum's C-141B was the last C-141 stationed at Dover AFT, Delaware In 1973 television audiences watched the C-141 bring home POWs released by Hanoi. Others know that C-141s dropped U.S. paratroopers on Panama in 1989. But . . . Map (db m142570) HM
27Delaware (Kent County), Dover — C-45GExpeditor — S/N 51-11795 —
The museum's C-45 was the first obtained by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) The C-45 is the military version of the popular Beechcraft Model 18 commercial light transport. Beech built a total of 4,526 of these aircraft . . . Map (db m142622) HM
28Delaware (Kent County), Dover — C-54MSkymaster — S/N 44-9030 —
The Museum's C-54 is the last remaining "M" model skymaster The Douglas C-54 Skymaster was the military variation of the DC-4 commercial transport. This propeller-driven aircraft was flown by the U.S. Army Air Force in WWII and . . . Map (db m142553) HM
29Delaware (Kent County), Dover — C-5AGalaxy — S/N 69-0014 —
The most noticeable and revolutionary design feature of Lockheed's C-5 Galaxy is its immense size. Other large aircraft played important roles in aviation history, but none of those giants could haul anything, anywhere, anytime as well as the . . . Map (db m142623) HM
30Delaware (Kent County), Dover — C-60Lodestar — S/N 42-55918 —
During WWII, the military brought or pressed into service all kinds of transport aircraft. Lockheed Lodestars were smaller and faster than the Douglas DC-3 aircraft that had become the industry standard. The USAAF commandeered over 50 early model . . . Map (db m142621) HM
31Delaware (Kent County), Dover — C-7ACaribou — S/N 63-9760 —
The Canadian DHC-4 Caribou, a dedicated short takeoff and landing (STOL) utility transport, first flew in 1958. The aircraft was designed to combine the STOL performance of the Canadian Otter aircraft with the load-carrying capability of the . . . Map (db m142608) HM
32Delaware (Kent County), Dover — C-9A/CNightingale — S/N 67-22584 —
The museum's C-9 was the first delivered to the military airlift command in 1968 In the mid-1960s there was a definite need to replace the propeller-driven C-118 and C-131 aircraft that had been used as medical evacuation . . . Map (db m142599) HM
33Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Caesar Rodney
Statesman, Soldier and Patriot. Member of Stamp Act Congress and of First and Second Continental Congresses. Signer of Declaration of Independence. Member and Speaker of Colonial Assembly of “Three Lower Counties on Delaware.” Member of . . . Map (db m39067) HM
34Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-87 — Calvary Baptist Church
Calvary Baptist Church-On January 26, 1883, the Delaware Baptist Union was formally incorporated by the state legislature. The purpose of the organization was to spread the message of the denomination and promote the erection and maintenance of . . . Map (db m141273) HM
35Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Charles Inglis
In memory of 1734 Charles Inglis 1816 1759 Rector of this parish 1765 1787 Bishop of Nova Scotia 1816 First Colonial Bishop in the British Empire His wife Mary Vining and their two infant children rest in the churchyard.Map (db m42757) HM
36Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Colonel John Haslet
Presbyterian minister, later practiced medicine, Member of Colonial Assembly, Member of Council of Safety, 1775. Commanded First Delaware Militia Regiment. This regiment, reviewed in Dover, later joined Washington’s army and fought in Battles of . . . Map (db m4716) HM
37Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Commemoration Park
Dedicated on 13 September 1997 Constucted by 436th Civil Engineering SquadronMap (db m51022) HM
38Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Constitution Park
In 1787 the Golden Fleece Tavern owned by Elizabeth Battell, stood facing Court House Square on a property that included this site and there the Constitution of the United States was ratified by the Delaware state. "Fully, freely and . . . Map (db m142494) HM
39Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Continuity & ProgressHistorically Happening — Dover, Delaware —
These two words say a great deal about Dover. It is a modern and growing city entering the 21st century on a foundation of achievement built over more than 300 years of American history. And a rich history it is. Founded by William Penn in . . . Map (db m142501) HM
40Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Delaware 9/11 Memorial
In memory of those Delawareans who died during the terrorist attacks on America in September 2001 and in grateful appreciation for the service of many brave persons who responded to terrorists crisis in our nation's time of need.Map (db m190740) WM
41Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Delaware DecidesFirst State National Historical Park
In early December 1787 the thirty delegates to the Delaware ratifying convention were called upon to make a momentous decision. For five days they considered whether to approve the new, stronger central government proposed at the Constitutional . . . Map (db m131993) HM
42Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Delaware Public ArchivesWho Are We?
Established in 1905, the Delaware Public Archives is one of America's oldest public archives. The mission is threefold:
1. To identify, collect, and preserve public records of enduring historical and evidential value; 2. To . . . Map (db m190724) HM
43Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Delaware State College
Established May 15, 1891, by an act of the Delaware General Assembly as the State College for Colored Students, by virtue of the 1890 Morrill Land-Grant Act under the provisions of the 1862 Morrill Act of Congress. Incorporated July 1, 1891. . . . Map (db m39054) HM
44Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-45 — Delaware State College High School
On June 17, 1921, the Board of Trustees of the State College for Colored Students, later known as Delaware State College, approved a resolution recommending the establishment of a high school for Negro students on its campus. This was the second . . . Map (db m142491) HM
45Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Delaware Women's Service Monument
Honoring women throughout our history who have served in defense of our state and our nation. In Tribute to the women of the first state who have come forward to protect and defend our state and our nation in the military and supporting . . . Map (db m194642) WM
46Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Delaware's Medal of Honor RecipientsFrom the Twentieth Century
Delaware Governor Walter W. Bacon speaks at ceremonies after a parade in Wilmington in 1945 honoring Medal of Honor recipient, Army Sergeant James P. Connor. Connor landed in North Africa in November, 1942, with the 9th Division and went on to fight . . . Map (db m194618) HM WM
47Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-131 — Delaware's Struggle for Women's Right to Vote
In March 1920, Governor John G. Townsend called a special session of the Delaware General Assembly to vote on the ratification of the 19th amendment. Suffrage and anti-suffrage groups descended on Dover that spring to try to sway the vote in their . . . Map (db m190714) HM
48Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Did you know...Historically Happening — Dover, Delaware —
The Old State House Fact: After the capital was moved from New Castle to Dover in 1777, the State House was built as the first permanent capitol building in 1787 and finished in 1791. Information: This Georgian . . . Map (db m142495) HM
49Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Dover
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. . . . Map (db m51115) HM
50Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-34 — Dover
County seat since 1680. William Penn in 1683 ordered Town site laid out and named Dover. Plotted in 1717. Temporary capitol in 1777 and permanent capitol since 1779. Federal Constitution ratified here in 1787, making Delaware first State in Union. . . . Map (db m39061) HM
51Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-35 — Dover
County seat since 1680. William Penn in 1683 ordered Town site laid out and named Dover. Plotted in 1717. Temporary capitol in 1777 and permanent capitol since 1779. Federal Constitution ratified here in 1787, making Delaware first State in Union. . . . Map (db m39107) HM
52Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-129 — Dover Downs
Dover Downs began as a dual-purpose racing facility that featured a five-eights' mile dirt horse racing track built within the larger one mile race track of Dover International Speedway. Gov. David P. Buckson, Lt. Gov. John W. Rollins, and Melvin L. . . . Map (db m141445) HM
53Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-128 — Dover International Speedway
Dover International Speedway-The Speedway hosted its first NASCAR event, the Mason-Dixon 300, on July 6, 1969. Richard Petty won that raced by 6 laps. The highly-banked, one-mile oval track was created, financed, and built by Gov. David P. Buckson, . . . Map (db m141439) HM
54Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Dover Light InfantryKent County, Delaware Militia — 1776-1777 —
The Light Infantry Company of Dover, a part of the 1st Battalion of Kent County, mustered in on 2 April 1776. Each militia volunteer was uniformly armed, equipped, and wore a standard military coat of green faced with red lapels, cuffs, and . . . Map (db m39576) HM
55Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Dupont SchoolDelaware State University — Making our mark on the world —
From 1921 until 1952 this simple brick structure, named for its benefactor, Pierre S. Dupont, served as a laboratory-classroom for students enrolled in the teaching course at the State College for Colored Students (now DSU). The educational . . . Map (db m142492) HM
56Delaware (Kent County), Dover — East Dover Hundred
Originally part of St. Jones Hundred renamed Dover Hundred 1823, the boundaries being Little Creek on north and St. Jones Creek on south, extending from Delaware River to Maryland line. Dover Hundred was divided 1877 into two hundreds, called East . . . Map (db m51114) HM
57Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-117 — Eden Hill Farm
In 1680, a large tract of land called "Brothers Portion" was warranted to John and Richard Walker. In 1695, 200 acres of the parcel were purchased to create the town of Dover. When the town plot was completed in 1718, John Mifflin purchased 69 acres . . . Map (db m94380) HM
58Delaware (Kent County), Dover — F-101BVoodoo — S/N 59-428 —
From 1951 until 1973, Dover AFB had the additional mission of hosting fighters from the Air Defense Command's 98th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS). The squadron flew F-101s from 1959 until 1963 when they moved to New York. The mission of the . . . Map (db m142574) HM
59Delaware (Kent County), Dover — F-106ADelta Dart — S/N 59-0023 —
The Museum's F-106 is the only surviving Delta Dart that was stationed at Dover AFB, Delaware When it was introduced in the late 1950s, the Convair F-106 was one of the fastest fighters in the world. An extensive redesign of the . . . Map (db m142568) HM
60Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-86 — Former Site of ILC DoverMakers of the Apollo Moonsuit
In 1947 the International Latex Corporation established a specialty products division and chose this site for its location. The company’s rise to prominence as a supplier of aeronautic and aerospace equipment began in 1952 when it was contracted to . . . Map (db m39062) HM
61Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Hall HouseThe First State Heritage Park at Dover
The land on which Hall House stands was originally part of the Woodburn property. In 1885, Thomas Wilson, Jr. purchased an acre from his uncle living in Woodburn and built this house, which was completed in 1887. In 1983, during the . . . Map (db m43736) HM
62Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-68 — Hangar 1301
Constructed in 1944, Hangar 1301 served as the headquarters and engineering facility for the 4146th Base Unit from 1944 to 1946. Highly secret testing and development work was done here on air-launched rocket weapons. Aircraft used in testing . . . Map (db m50623) HM
63Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Home of John Dickinson
"The Penman of the Revolution." Member of Delaware colonial and state assemblies. Member of Continental Congress, Annapolis Convention, and Philadelphia Federal Constitutional Convention. Signer for Delaware of Articles of Confederation and Federal . . . Map (db m39583) HM
64Delaware (Kent County), Dover — In the Council Chamber of Elizabeth Battell's Golden Fleece Tavern
On this site, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. December 7, 1787.We, the deputies of the people of the Delaware state, in Convention met, having taken in our serious consideration the Federal . . . Map (db m39074) HM
65Delaware (Kent County), Dover — John Bell House
The 18th-century front section of this structure is the oldest surviving wood building in Dover. It is being restored to serve as an interpretive center for the First State heritage Park.The 20th-century rear additions will be removed to return the . . . Map (db m39097) HM
66Delaware (Kent County), Dover — John M. Clayton
Born in Dagsboro, Delaware, 1796. Graduate of Yale College 1815. Member of Delaware House of Representatives 1824. Secretary of State of Delaware 1826-1828. United States Senator 1829-1836, 1845-1849 and 1853 until his death, 1856. Chief Justice of . . . Map (db m4748) HM
67Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KB-50JSuperfortress — S/N 49-0389 —
Originally a B-50 Superfortress bomber aircraft, the B-50 started life as an upgraded model to the B-29 Superfortress. The general appearance of the B-29 and B-50 are similar, however, the B-50 features several upgrades from the B-29 design, . . . Map (db m142618) HM
68Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-135EStratotanker — S/N 57-1507 —
The museum's KC-135E was the first all-jet tanker assigned to the Air National Guard in April 1975, and it flew the last operational mission of any KC-135E on 14 July 2009. In the early 1950s the Strategic Air Command (SAC) . . . Map (db m142626) HM
69Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Kent County Courthouses (1680-1983)
Court was first held in Jones County in 1680. In 1682 William Penn changed the county’s name to Kent County. On August 11, 1683 William Penn directed that the town of Dover be laid out and that a courthouse be erected at the intersection of its two . . . Map (db m190867) HM
70Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-80 — Kitts Hummock
Like the Native Americans before them, European settlers used this rising ground or "hummock" on the shore of the Delaware Bay as a place for fishing and recreation. In 1738, Jehu Curtis received a patent for lands that he called "Kitt's Hammock." . . . Map (db m39578) HM
71Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Lakeside Cemetery Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the lasting memory of those who lie within this cemetery that served their country to protect our nation's beliefs and principles to achieve peace among other nations and ours.Map (db m142493) WM
72Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Legislative Hall - Delaware's Capitol BuildingFirst State Heritage Park
Legislative Hall was dedicated as the state's new capitol building in 1933, replacing The Old State House on The Green. The Senate and the House of Representatives of Delaware's General Assembly meets here. The building also houses the offices of . . . Map (db m194643) HM
73Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Legislative Hall: Delaware's Capitol BuildingFirst State Heritage Park
Legislative Hall was dedicated as the state's new capitol building in 1933, replacing The Old State House on The Green. The Senate and the House of Representatives of Delaware's General Assembly meets here. The building also houses the offices of . . . Map (db m194645) HM
74Delaware (Kent County), Dover — LGM-30Minuteman Missile
The Minuteman is a land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). First flown in 1961, over 400 will remain in service until at least 2030. It is the first solid-fuel missile to have a digital flight control computer, a combination which . . . Map (db m142624) HM
75Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Liberty Bell ReproductionDedicated to You, a Free Citizen in a Free Land
Dedicated to you, a free citizen in a free land, this reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of Delaware by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder, Secretary of the Treasury. As the inspirational symbol of the United . . . Map (db m42759) HM
76Delaware (Kent County), Dover — K-60 — Loockerman Hall
In 1723 Nicholas Loockerman purchased 600 acres of land known as “The Range.” Following his death in 1771, the property passed to his grandson Vincent Loockerman Jr. Evidence suggests that he built the Georgian-style mansion known today . . . Map (db m39053) HM
77Delaware (Kent County), Dover — 72000277 — Loockerman House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m39098) HM
78Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-107 — Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church
Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church-The genesis of the African Methodist Episcopal Church can be traced to Delaware in 1777, when a young slave named Richard Allen experienced a spiritual awakening at a meeting conducted by an itinerant . . . Map (db m141313) HM
79Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Nicholas Ridgely
In this churchyard lie the remains of Nicholas Ridgely, Statesman and Jurist. Born in Dover, 1762, eldest son of Dr. Charles Greenbury Ridgely and Mary Wynkoop Ridgely. Member of State Convention which ratified the Federal Constitution, December 7, . . . Map (db m39066) HM
80Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Octagonal School HouseCowgill's Corner
The Free School Act of 1829 was passed through the efforts of Judge Willard Hall, Charles Marim, and others. Each school district received a generous subsidy for organizing & school free for children of the district. This school was erected . . . Map (db m142505) HM
81Delaware (Kent County), Dover — K-39 — Old Christ Church
Founded as mission by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in response to a petition from twenty-two inhabitants of Dover in 1703. The present church was erected in 1734. Among early missionaries here was the Rev. Charles Inglis, later . . . Map (db m3803) HM
82Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Old Presbyterian Church
Built 1790 during the pastorate of the Rev. John Miller to replace the earlier log church erected about 1715 on this plot designated as “Meeting House Square”. Presented by the Presbytery to the State of Delaware for a state museum in . . . Map (db m5048) HM
83Delaware (Kent County), Dover — P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang Flown by valiant men to victoryMap (db m142513) WM
84Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Inc.Delaware Chapter One
Joseph S. Barbizzi, James C. Beuter, Cleyo E. Blanchard, Benjamin P. Bowings, George B. Buckalew, Sr., John J. Casey, Malcom T. Chandler, Casimir J. Chiczewski, Herbert D. Clifton, E. Hart Davis, James D. Davis, Joel W. Davis, Charles J. Donnelly, . . . Map (db m50621) HM
85Delaware (Kent County), Dover — POW-MIA
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86Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Revolutionary War Patriot John Banning
Born in 1740 in Dover, Kent Co., DE Died Feb, 15, 1791 in Dover, Kent Co., DE Justice of the Peace Member of Joint Committee of Accounts, Committee of Correspondence, Council of Safety, and General Assembly.Map (db m42754) HM
87Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Richardson and Robbins Complex
The Richardson and Robbins complex began in 1881, twenty-six years after Alden B. Richardson and James W. Robbins started a small cannery at another location in Dover. On this new site Richardson and Robbins prospered as canners of high quality . . . Map (db m42760) HM
88Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Ridgely House
Dr. Charles Greenbury Ridgely: Member Colonial and State Legislative Assemblies; Delegate First State Constitutional Convention 1776. Nicholas Ridgely (the younger): Member of Convention that ratified Federal Constitution 1787; Delegate . . . Map (db m39071) HM
89Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-108 — Roby United Methodist Church
Roby United Methodist Church-First settled in the 18th century, the town of Leipsic quickly became a center for maritime commerce. In 1831, residents of this growing community established the Leipsic Methodist Episcopal Church. Increasing political . . . Map (db m141316) HM
90Delaware (Kent County), Dover — K-70 — Site of Dover's First Methodist Church
In 1778, a Methodist Society was organized in Dover by Reverend Freeborn Garrettson. Desiring a permanent place of worship, members acquired a one-half acre lot at this location from Vincent Loockerman in 1782. Future Delaware Governor Richard . . . Map (db m39065) HM
91Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-94 — Site Of Kent County’s First Presbyterian Church
A Presbyterian Society, present in Kent from c1694, was organized and worshipped in a log church on this site from c1708 until 1791. The Presbytery of Philadelphia recognized its congregation in 1714. The present church was built in 1791 and served . . . Map (db m5166) HM
92Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Site of King George’s Tavern
From 1724 known as King George’s Tavern. On its sign was painted King George’s portrait, supplanted during the revolution, by the portrait of George Washington. For many years the old hostelry was the meeting place for political rallies and used for . . . Map (db m3764) HM
93Delaware (Kent County), Dover — K-44 — St. Jones NeckSite of Settlement in the 1660's
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 . . . Map (db m39581) HM
94Delaware (Kent County), Dover — State House
Completed in 1792 and restored in 1976, it was shared by Kent County and the State from 1792 to 1873. Prior to the construction of this building, an older county court house stood on the same site. That small brick structure, about twenty five feet . . . Map (db m39073) HM
95Delaware (Kent County), Dover — State of Delaware World War I Memorial"Doughboys First"
In loving memory of the men and women of the first state who served our nation in World War I. Their sacrifices will never be forgotten.Map (db m194641) WM
96Delaware (Kent County), Dover — T-33AShooting Star — S/N 52-9497 —
The two-seater T-33 was developed as a variant of Lockheed's P-80 fighter. The fuselage was lengthened by a little over three feet and a second seat for an instructor was added. In service for over 50 years, the T-33, known as the Shooting Star . . . Map (db m142507) HM
97Delaware (Kent County), Dover — T-33A Shooting Star
The two-seater T-33 was developed as a variant of Lockheed's P-80 fighter which had a high accident rate until more training with an onboard instructor reversed that trend. In service for over 50 years, the T-33, known as the Shooting Star of . . . Map (db m50626) HM
98Delaware (Kent County), Dover — The Bayonets of the Revolution
The Delaware Regiment fought in nearly every campaign of the American Revolution. For a small state, Delaware's soldiers played a large role in the Revolution. Answering Congress' call, Delaware raised a regiment of 500-600 men by the summer of . . . Map (db m39712) HM
99Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-89 — The Capitol Theater
In 1904, the Dover Opera House opened at this location. The theater was built with funds from a public subscription, and included a stage that was used for a variety of purposes including vaudeville, photoplays, magic lantern shows, and in later . . . Map (db m39104) HM
100Delaware (Kent County), Dover — The Compass Rose
First to ratify the Constitution of the United States Delaware The Compass Rose Dedicated 7 December, 1988 Authorized by the Delaware Heritage Commission and 134th General AssemblyMap (db m3571) HM

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