The Green

The Green (HM2FJW)

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N 39° 9.398', W 75° 31.394'

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First State National Historical Park

William Penn established the town of Dover in 1683. As surveyed in 1717, the town featured three public squares including The Green. Surrounded by government buildings, shops, homes, and taverns, The Green became the heart of Dover. During the American Revolution, it was the setting for troop reviews, markets, and public gatherings. On December 7, 1787 thirty delegates, ten from each county, met at the Golden Fleece Tavern facing The Green and ratified the United States Constitution, giving Delaware a place of honor as "The First State."
The Green Over TimeThe usual quiet dignity of The Green belies its role as a hub of community activity. As in the past, annual festivals bring color, music, dancing, and historical demonstrations. Dover Days in the spring is a blend of traditions and modern attractions. The Market Fair each autumn faithfully recreates various aspects of 18th century life including crafts, games, and a militia muster.
Owned by the City of Dover, The Green is now preserved in partnership with the National Park Service.
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 454792 N 4334288
Decimal Degrees39.15663333, -75.52323333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 9.398', W 75° 31.394'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 9' 23.88" N, 75° 31' 23.64" W
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