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Near Elkton in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad

1832–1853

 
 
New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 6, 2007
1. New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad Marker
Inscription. One of the earliest in the United States, the line ran from New Castle on the Delaware River, crossed the highway here, and extended to Frenchtown on the Elk River 1 1/2 miles west of this point.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 34.402′ N, 75° 48.965′ W. Marker is near Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Augustine Herman Highway (Maryland Route 213) and Lewis Shore Road, on the right when traveling south on Augustine Herman Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkton MD 21921, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frenchtown (approx. 0.7 miles away); Spirited Rebuff (approx. 2 miles away); Strong Defense (approx. 2 miles away); Valentine Hollingsworth (1632-1710) (approx. 2.1 miles away); Henry Delbert and E. Delbert Bros. Barge Building (approx. 2.1 miles away); Holly Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hollingsworth House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of Fort Hollingsworth (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
 
Regarding New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad. An original train station can be seen in
New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad Arch image. Click for full size.
By John Miller, February 15, 2012
2. New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad Arch
Sign located on W. Lewis Shore Rd., about 800 ft. west of the highway marker on Route 213.
New Castle, Delaware in the town park.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad Arch image. Click for full size.
By John Miller, February 15, 2012
3. New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad Arch
View of the arch from south of W. Lewis Shore Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,628 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 6, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on February 15, 2012, by John Miller of Rising Sun, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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