This Memorial to William Poole Bancroft

This Memorial to William Poole Bancroft (HM1WZX)

Location: Wilmington, DE 19806 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

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
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HM NumberHM1WZX
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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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