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    • Railroad marker

    • Marker located between Delaware and Harmony Streets. The Marker reads, 'These stones were sleepers in the New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad, completed in 1831; the first railroad in Delaware and one of the first in the United States. Erected by...
    • Historical markers; Monuments & memorials;
    • Amstel House

    • Located at the corner of Fourth and Delaware Streets. The house, built circa 1738 by John Finney, is the headquarters and museum of the New Castle Historical Society. It is believed that George Washington attended the wedding of Ann van Dyke and...
    • Dwellings; Historic sites;
    • Kensey Johns van Dyke House

    • Located at 300 Delaware Street. The house, built in 1820 was one of three houses built in New Castle by Senator van Dyke, son of the governor. The house was given to his son, Kensey Johns in 1824 when he married Dorcas van Dyke.
    • Dwellings; Historic sites;
    • Bethel Baptist Church tombstones

    • Located just west of Hares Corner, New Castle, DE, a mission of the Welsh Tract Church was established. In 1788, a log church and cemetery was laid out on a half acre of land donated by Ebenezer and Andrew Morton. In 1839 a separate charge was...
    • Churches; Graves; Cemeteries;
    • The Bridges

    • The three bridges at this location are evident in the picture - the original steel Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Bridge, was completed in 1884. In 1909, B&O built the stone arch bridge, and the old steel bridge was turned over to New Castle County. ...
    • Bridges; Rivers;
    • Old Academy

    • Located at Third and Harmony Streets facing the Green. Construction was begun on the school in 1798 to accommodate students who were causing crowded conditions in the school set up in the old Quaker Meeting House. The school was completed in 1811,...
    • Schools; Historic sites;
    • Old Dutch House

    • Located on Third Street between Delaware and Harmony Streets. A former Dutch governor, Jean Paul Jacquet owned the lot in 1674 and based on town records, the house was listed in 1704. Originally, the Delaware Society for the Preservation of...
    • Historic sites; Dwellings;
    • Buck Tavern

    • The brick house known as Buck or Carson’s Tavern was frequented by General George Washington in 1774 and as President on trips from Mount Vernon in Virginia to New Castle, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the early seats of government....
    • Houses; Lodging houses;
    • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad bridge

    • The original steel Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Bridge (background), was completed in 1884. In 1909, B&O built the stone arch bridge (foreground), and the old steel bridge was turned over to New Castle County. It was converted into a highway bridge...
    • Bridges;
    • Immanuel Episcopal Church

    • The parish organized in 1689; in 1703, they raised money and built the church on Market Square. In 1820, the church was developed to its present appearance by Philadelphia architect William Strickland. The graveyard is completely filled and dates...
    • Churches; Cemeteries; Graves;
    • George Read House

    • The George Read House on the strand between Delaware and Harmony Streets was built by George Read, a U.S. District Attorney and son of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The home was built in the Georgian style between 1797 and 1801.
    • Houses;

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