Anthony - Delaware's First Known Black Settler

Anthony - Delaware's First Known Black Settler (HM2D0W)

Location: Wilmington, DE 19801 New Castle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 43.997', W 75° 31.844'

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A black man named Anthony was among
the first permanent settlers of New Sweden.
He came to the colony from the West Indies
in 1639 aboard the Swedish ship Vogel Grip.
Records indicate that Black Anthony became
a free man named Antoni Swart, an employee
of Governor Johan Printz, who cut hay and
sailed Printz's sloop during the 1640s and 1650s. (Marker Number NC-80.)
HM NumberHM2D0W
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, December 24th, 2018 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 454520 N 4398289
Decimal Degrees39.73328333, -75.53073333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 43.997', W 75° 31.844'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 43' 59.82" N, 75° 31' 50.64" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)302
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1180 E 7th St, Wilmington DE 19801, US
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