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

Historic Museum

 
 
Historic Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 9, 2012
1. Historic Museum Marker
Inscription. Rear of house built in seventeenth century. Main building built after 1738 by Dr. John Finney. Home of Nicholas Van Dyke, seventh Governor of Delaware. The marriage of Ann Van Dyke to Kensey Johns, Sr. took place here April 24, 1784. George Washington was a guest at this wedding.
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number NC-A6.)
 
Location. 39° 39.628′ N, 75° 33.887′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Delaware Street and 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on Delaware 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. Van Dyke House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Green or Market Plaine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Delaware's Independence Hall (about 300 feet away); New Castle Court House 1732 (about 400 feet away); Sheriff's House and County Jail (about 500 feet away); The Old Library (about 500 feet away); Mary Wansey (about 500 feet away); Captain John Evans (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
 
Also see . . .
Historic Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 9, 2012
2. Historic Museum
 Nicholas Van Dyke - Biographical Guide to the United States Congress. (Submitted on April 21, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
George Washington Wall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 9, 2012
3. George Washington Wall
To commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of George Washington. This was was erected by the Delaware Society of Colonial Wars and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Delaware 1932
George Washington Wall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 9, 2012
4. George Washington Wall
Adjacent to Historic Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on April 21, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 21, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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