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Frenchtown Railroad Sleepers

 
 
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By R. C., December 12, 2009
1. Frenchtown Railroad Sleepers Marker
Inscription. 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 1915 by Comissioners of Old Court House.
 
Location. 39° 39.614′ N, 75° 33.747′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on the median between Market Street and 2nd Street near Harmony Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Castle DE 19720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Read (within shouting distance of this marker); The Welcome Society of Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); New Castle Common (within shouting distance of this marker); Read House & Gardens (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of George Read (about 400 feet away); New Castle Court House 1732 (about 400 feet away); In Memory of Philip and Lydia Laird (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New Castle.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Frenchtown Railroad Sleepers Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Frenchtown Railroad Sleepers Marker
 
 
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