First State National Historical ParkWilliam 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."
|Placed By||National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 454792 N 4334288|
|Decimal Degrees||39.15663333, -75.52323333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 9.398', W 75° 31.394'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 9' 23.88" N, 75° 31' 23.64" W|
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