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Dover Delaware

INTRODUCTION

Located on the Saint Jones River in the Delaware River coastal plain, this capital city was named by William Penn for Dover in England.

HISTORY

This was founded as a court town in 1683 by William Penn and officially laid out in 1717. The capital was moved here in 1777. Dover was the site of a large Quaker community. It was also a stop on the Underground Railroad. It is also the site of a major military air base constructed after World War II.

ATTRACTIONS

Schwartz Center
First State Heritage Park

RESTAURANTS

Don't leave without trying out "Jake's Hamburgers".

LODGING

Dover has a great variety of hotel and acomodations. The "Hilton Garden Inn Dover" is one of them. If you don't think thisis your type of hotel, go to "William Penn Guest House" or "The Brick Hotel On The Circle".


 
 
 
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