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

Fort Casimir

 
 
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By Nate Davidson, June 13, 2012
1. Fort Casimir Marker
Inscription.  Fort Casimir was built by the Dutch in 1651 and recaptured by them from the Swedes, 1655. Site now lies beneath the Delaware 250 feet E.N.E. from this stone which is erected by the Delaware Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1905, to commemorate the period of the Dutch colonization on the Delaware.
 
Erected 1905 by Delaware Society of the Colonial Dames of America.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts or CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list.
 
Location. 39° 39.733′ N, 75° 33.6′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Second Street and Chestnut Street on Second Street. 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. Site of Fort Casimir (a few steps from this marker); Fort Casimir: Key to the Early Delaware Valley (within shouting
Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, June 13, 2012
2. Marker
At corner of intersection.
distance of this marker); Broad Dyke (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 500 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2012, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2012, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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