Wilmington - Wilmington, DE
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member johmer79
N 39° 45.119 W 075° 35.246
18S E 449675 N 4400395
Quick Description: "Wilmington" historical marker on Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington. There is no numerical identifier on this sign.
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 8/7/2010 8:09:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM9DQ5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 7

Long Description:
Founded by Swedes in 1638 at Fort Christina, the first permanent settlement in Delaware River Valley. Called Altenae by Dutch 1655. Known as Willingtown 1730-1739. Incorporated as borough of Wilmington in 1739 and as city in 1832. Washington's headquarters here 1777. Became county-seat of New Castle County in 1881.
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