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New Castle in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The River Road

 
 
The River Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 7, 2013
1. The River Road Marker
Inscription. Portion of the early cart road laid out by Augustine Herrman, Lord of Bohemia Manor to connect his Maryland estate with Appoquinimink Creek and the Town of New Castle. Known as the “The Old Man’s Road”, this was one of the earliest links between the Delaware River and the Chesapeake Bay.
 
Erected 1949 by Delaware Public Archives Commission. (Marker Number NC-73.)
 
Location. 39° 39.557′ N, 75° 34.103′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on South 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. Booker T. Washington School No. 109C (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Castle United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Dyke House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Green or Market Plaine (approx. ¼ mile away); New Castle Court House 1732 (approx. ¼ mile away); General Thomas Holcomb (approx. ¼ mile away); New Castle Common (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Castle.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismRoads & Vehicles
 
The River Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 7, 2013
2. The River Road Marker
Photo showing the front of the marker and the surroundings
The River Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 7, 2013
3. The River Road Marker
Photo showing the back of the marker.
The River Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, April 5, 2013
4. The River Road Marker
The Delaware River can be seen at the horizon of the photo
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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