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Fort Christina

Wilmington, Delaware
County of New Castle.
Seventh Street and the Christina River
National Register Number: 66000260
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Site is in a State Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 5, 1961):
Site of the first Swedish military outpost (1638) in the Delaware Valley, which became the nucleus of the first Swedish settlement in North America and its trading and commercial center. It fell into disrepair after the English conquest in 1664, and, except for some rocks jutting into the river that served as a landing site, the last vestiges of the fort disappeared.

There are no threats to the landmark.

There are no known changes.

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