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

New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad

 
 
New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 8, 2006
1. New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad Marker
Inscription. Built 1832. One of first railroads in country. Extended from this point to Frenchtown on the Elk River. Important connecting link between the North and South. Absorbed by Delaware Railroad 1856.
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number NC-26.)
 
Location. 39° 39.472′ N, 75° 33.727′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Delaware Street 0.2 miles south of The Strand, on the right when traveling south. 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. Delaware Street Wharf Reconstruction (within shouting distance of this marker); Landing Place of William Penn (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gunning Bedford House (about 300 feet away); Packet Alley (about 400 feet away); Home of George Read (about 600 feet away); Read House & Gardens (about 600 feet away); In Memory of Philip and Lydia Laird (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
 
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Ticket office for the New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 8, 2006
2. Ticket office for the New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad
for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad. (Submitted on November 14, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
2. New Castle-Frenchtown Railroad Ticket Office, Washington Avenue Crossing (moved to Delaware Street),. (Submitted on November 14, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,782 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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