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Frenchtown Railroad Sleepers

 
 
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By R. C., December 12, 2009
1. Frenchtown Railroad Sleepers Marker
Inscription. These stones were sleepers in the New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad. Completed in 1831. The first railroad in Delaware and one of the first in the United States.
 
Erected 1915 by Comissioners of Old Court House.
 
Location. 39° 39.614′ N, 75° 33.747′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on the median between Market Street and 2nd Street near Harmony Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Castle DE 19720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War Patriots in the Immanuel Churchyard (within shouting distance of this marker); George Read (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named George Read (within shouting distance of this marker); The Welcome Society of Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Midshipman John Stockton, United States Navy (within shouting distance of this marker); New Castle Common (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Wansey (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Frenchtown Railroad Sleepers Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Frenchtown Railroad Sleepers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,007 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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