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

Broad Dyke

 
 
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Photographed By R. C.
1. Broad Dyke Marker
Inscription.  Original dyke built by Dutch 1655. Centre of Twelve Mile Circle marking top of Delaware, surveyed 1701, by Empson and Pusey.
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number NC-22.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1655.
 
Location. 39° 39.797′ N, 75° 33.655′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Wilmington Road and Chestnut Road and East 4th Street on Wilmington Road. Located near the Veterans Memorial in the New Castle Veterans Triangle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Fort Casimir (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Salem U.M. Church (about 500 feet away); Site of Fort Casimir (about 500 feet away); Fort Casimir: Key to the Early Delaware Valley
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(about 600 feet away); Midshipman John Stockton, United States Navy (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Read (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Text of nearby Veterans Memorial
Erected in grateful memory of the men of this community who gave their lives in defense of freedom


Reuben J. Dunn ∙ John L. Cassidy ∙ Frank J. Cox ∙ John L. Sullivan ∙ John W. Migginson Jr. ∙ Anthony F. Marcozzi ∙ Charles E. Vetter Jr. ∙ Robert J. Griffith ∙ John J. Seaman ∙ Paul N. Dill ∙ Joseph S. Tidwell ∙ Arthur E. Hyland Jr. ∙ Elizabeth A. Longki ∙ John H. Roder ∙ Edgar W. Stevenson ∙ George E. Gilkey ∙ Martin Keogh ∙ William M. Newlove Jr. ∙ James B. Wortz ∙ Andrew L. Gobman ∙ William R. Stewart ∙ Charles K. Naden ∙ D.A. Tresmer Jr. ∙ K.I. Cassidy ∙ F.X. Goworski ∙ W.J Murphy Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
Broad Dyke Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
2. Broad Dyke Marker
    — Submitted January 30, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2009, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,265 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2009, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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