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Rocks - Fort Christina State Park

The element is a natural rock outcropping along the Christina River in Wilmington, DE. It served as a dock and is mentioned by Thomas Garrett in a letter to William Still as a place where Captain Alfred Fountain landed fugitive slaves. The Rocks had served as a landing place for the first Swedish settlers in 1638. The site is now a state park commemorating the Swedish settlement of Fort Christina, the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley, the introduction of America's first log cabin and Delaware's first African American, "Black Anthony" who stepped ashore a the Rocks and became free.

Visitor Information: Currently open to public.

Location: Seventh Street and the Christina River, Wilmington, 19801

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Marianne Mackenzie

Location Type: Site

UGRR Operatives: Captain Alfred Fountain,Thomas Garrett,William Still