Kitts Hummock

Kitts Hummock (HMQGJ)

Location: Dover, DE 19901 Kent County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 6.156', W 75° 24.133'

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Like the Native Americans before them, European settlers used this rising ground or "hummock" on the shore of the Delaware Bay as a place for fishing and recreation. In 1738, Jehu Curtis received a patent for lands that he called "Kitt's Hammock." By the early 1800s, the Pleasanton family had established a tavern here for the entertainment of visitors. Around 1846, a hotel was built nearby. Known for a time as the Bay View Hotel, it was long the center of local activities. In the latter decades of the 19th century, a number of small cottages were erected here. Many were owned by residents of Dover who left the sweltering heat of summer behind for the cooling effects of the waters and bay breezes. Kitts Hummock continues to provide a peaceful refuge for residents and visitors alike.
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HM NumberHMQGJ
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Marker NumberKC-80
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 9:39pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] BRIDGER1963  
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 465221 N 4328239
Decimal Degrees39.10260000, -75.40221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.156', W 75° 24.133'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 9.36" N, 75° 24' 7.98" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3076 Kitts Hummock Rd, Dover DE 19901, US
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