This Memorial to William Poole Bancroft

This Memorial to William Poole Bancroft (HM1WZX)

Location: Wilmington, DE 19806 New Castle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 45.994', W 75° 34.3529'

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Overlooks that part of the Bancroft farm given by him to the city in 1889.

His offer of this land for a park inspired the purchase of much of the Brandywine valley and other lands subsequently acquired for the city park system.

He was President of the Board of Park Commissioners 1904 - 1923

A good citizen of a singular modesty and sincerity, his utmost thought of himself might have been expressed "I pray thee then, write me as one who loved his fellow man"

Erected 1937
Historical Period20th Century, 19th Century
Historical PlacePark
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassNeither
Marker StyleCarved Stone
Year Placed1937
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:05am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 450961 N 4402005
Decimal Degrees39.76656700, -75.57254800
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.994', W 75° 34.3529'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 59.6412" N, 75° 34' 21.1728" W
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Area Code(s)302
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Tower Dr, Wilmington DE 19806, US
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