Constitution Park

Constitution Park (HM2MUK)

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N 39° 9.433', W 75° 31.438'

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In 1787 the Golden Fleece Tavern owned by Elizabeth Battell, stood facing Court House Square on a property that included this site and there the Constitution of the United States was ratified by the Delaware state.

"Fully, freely and entirely
approve of,
assent to, ratify
& confirm"

Delaware ratifies
the Constitution
7 December 1787

"New states may be
admitted by the Congress
into this Union;"
Article IV Section 3

Vermont - 1791
Kentucky - 1792
Tennessee - 1796
Ohio - 1803
Louisiana - 1812
Indiana - 1816
Mississippi - 1817
Illinois - 1818
Alabama - 1819
Maine - 1820
Missouri - 1821
Arkansas - 1836
Michigan - 1837
Florida - 1845
Texas - 1845
Iowa - 1846
Wisconsin - 1848
California - 1850
Minnesota - 1858
Oregon - 1859
Kansas - 1861
West Virginia - 1863
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Nebraska - 1867
Colorado - 1876
North Dakota - 1889
South Dakota - 1889
Montana - 1889
Washington - 1889
Idaho - 1890
Wyoming - 1890
Utah - 1896
Oklahoma - 1907
New Mexico - 1912
Arizona - 1912
Alaska - 1959
Hawaii - 1959


the deputies of the people of the Delaware state,
in Convention met, having taken into our serious consideration the Federal Constitution proposed and agreed upon by the Deputies of the United States in a General Convention held at the City of Philadelphia on the seventeenth day of September in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, have approved, assented to, ratified, and confirmed, and by these Presents, do, in virtue of the Power and Authority given for that purpose, for and in behalf of ourselves and our Constituents, fully, freely and entirely approve of, assent to, ratify and confirm the said Constitution.

Done in Convention at Dover this seventh day of December in the Year aforesaid, and in the Year of the Independence of the United States of America the twelfth. In testimony whereof We have hereunto Subscribed our Names.

Sussex County
John Ingram
John Jones
Will Moore
William Hall
Thomas Laws
Isaac Cooper
Woodman Stockley
John Laws
Thomas Evans
Israel Holland

Kent County
Nicholas Ridgely
Rich Smith
George Truitt
Richard Bassett
James Sykes
A. M. Zane
Danl. Cummons, Senr.
Jos. Barker
Edw White
George Manlove


Castle County

Jas. Latimer, President
James Black
JNo James
Gunn. Bedford, Senr.
Kensey Johns
Thos. Wattson
Solomon Maxwell
Nicholas Way
Thomas Duff
Gunn'g Bedford, Junr.

Constitution of the
United States

"We the people of the
United States,
in order to
form a more perfect Union,
establish justice,
insure domestic tranquility,
provide for the common defence,
promote the general welfare,
and secure the blessings of
liberty to ourselves and
our posterity,
do ordain and establish
this Constitution for
the United States of America."


Delaware signers:
Geo. Read
Gunning Bedford, Jun
John Dickinson
Richard Bassett
Jaco. Broom

Done in convention at
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
17 September 1787.
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Date Added Monday, November 11th, 2019 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 454729 N 4334354
Decimal Degrees39.15721667, -75.52396667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 9.433', W 75° 31.438'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 9' 25.98" N, 75° 31' 26.28" W
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