Talbot's Fort

Talbot's Fort (HM14S9)

Location: Newark, DE 19713 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 40.075', W 75° 40.033'

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Colonel George Talbot , cousin of Lord Baltimore, in defiance of William Penn's claim to Delaware,erected a fort nearby, 1684, on land of the Widow Ogle. Talbot dispossessed settlers between here and Iron Hill who refused to acknowledge Baltimore as proprietor. Fort garrisoned about two years boundary settled by agreement 1760. Surveyed by Mason and Dixon 1763. Confirmed by proclamation of the Provincial Governor, John Penn 1775.
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HM NumberHM14S9
Year Placed1933
Placed ByHistoric Markers Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 2:08am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 442771 N 4391112
Decimal Degrees39.66791667, -75.66721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 40.075', W 75° 40.033'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 40' 4.50" N, 75° 40' 1.98" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 952-956 Christiana Bypass, Newark DE 19713, US
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