Tilton Park

Tilton Park (HM16XK)

Location: Wilmington, DE 19806 New Castle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 44.928', W 75° 33.81'

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— Named for Dr. James Tilton —

Tilton Park
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Dr. James Tilton
Born in Kent County June 1, 1745. A combat officer and director of Military Hospitals during the American Revolution. While a member of the Continental Congress 1783 ~ 1785, He urged that the Capitol of the United States be placed near this site. First Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, 1813 ~ 1822. First president of the Medical Society of Delaware, 1789 ~ 1822. Practiced medicine in Dover until 1792 when he bought a home adjacent to this site where he died May 14, 1822.
HM NumberHM16XK
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 7:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 451723 N 4400028
Decimal Degrees39.74880000, -75.56350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.928', W 75° 33.81'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 55.68" N, 75° 33' 48.60" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1300 W 8th St, Wilmington DE 19806, US
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