Delaware City in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic Delaware City
In 1824, the news (left) that a canal connecting the Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay would have its eastern terminus just south of Newbold’s Landing prompted John Newbold’s sons., Daniel and William, to lay out a new town they named Delaware City. In 1826 they sold the first lots and by 1827 the town had ten houses and a population sufficient to justify a July 4th celebration that included a festive outdoor dinner at a table that filled Delaware Street between Clinton and Washington’ streets.
Delaware City was both a base for canal operations---conducting vessels through the locks and collecting tolls---and a way station for travelers needing hotels, stables, food and other services. The economic boom associated with shipping goods across the peninsula on the canal waned with competition from railroads. After 1927, when the Delaware River
Erected by Delaware City.
Location. 39° 34.715′ N, 75° 35.278′ W. Marker is in Delaware City, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Clinton Street. The marker is located in Battery Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delaware City DE 19706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delaware Historic Civil Engineering Landmark (a few steps from this marker); The Diving Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Officers Row (approx. 0.4 miles away); Post Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Commanding Officer Quarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Post Exchange (approx. 0.4 miles away); Parade Grounds (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delaware City.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.