Dover is located and the capital city of the state of Delaware. It also serves as the seat of Kent County, which is situated in the the eastern-central portion of the state that sits on the St. Jones River. The area was laid out around an existing courthouse and a jail in 1717 upon the order of William Penn. Dover was originally incorporated in 1829 as a town and then as a city in 1929. The colonial buildings that were established are clustered around the Green which then include the Old State House and serves as the capitol up until 1933 when the main state offices were then transferred to the nearby Legislative Hall. There are a number of historical artifacts that are being preserved in the city, one of which is the royal grant by King Charles II’s royal grant and that of William Penn’s deed to Delaware.
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