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

Site of Fort Casimir

 
 
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By R. C.
1. Site of Fort Casimir Marker
Inscription.  One hundred feet to the East of this point is the site of Fort Casimir. Erected by Dutch in 1651. Taken by Swedes 1654, called Fort Trafaldigheets or Trinity, retaken by Dutch under Petrus Stuyvesant in person September 11, 1655.
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number NC-23.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationForts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 11, 1655.
 
Location. 39° 39.726′ N, 75° 33.596′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Chestnut Street 0.1 miles south of East 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32 2nd Street, New Castle DE 19720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Casimir (a few steps from this marker); Fort Casimir: Key to the Early Delaware Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Broad Dyke (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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By R. C.
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Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Mount Salem U.M. Church (about 700 feet away); Midshipman John Stockton, United States Navy (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Read (approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary War Patriots in the Immanuel Churchyard (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
 
More about this marker. Marker is semi-obscured along the side of a building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,378 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on February 25, 2019, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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