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By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
Ashley Mansion
Delaware (New Castle County), Newport — NC-96 — Ashley Mansion
Ashton Richardson built Ashley Mansion in 1804 on land he inherited from his father. A prominent Quaker, Ashton Richardson owned several milling operations and was considered one of the most eligible bachelors in the area. after marrying in 1807, . . . — Map (db m13556) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newport — In Honor of All Veterans
To those who have served in peace, we are thankful for their steady watch and perserverance. to those who have seen battle, we know there are no unwounded comrades. For those who gave their lives that others may live theirs freely, we are . . . — Map (db m130505) WM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newport — NC-71 — Oliver Evans (1755-1819)Inventor and Engineer
Born in Newport, Delaware, September 13, 1755, son of Charles and Ann Stalcop Evans. Invented automatic machinery for flour mills; first high-pressure steam engine adapted to commercial use in America; and first American land vehicle to move under . . . — Map (db m54481) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newport — NC-191 — Peniel United Methodist Church
Tradition states that a young Irish immigrant moved to the local area in 1786 and sought out a Methodist minister from Wilmington to preach in Newport. By the early nineteenth century, a permanent Methodist Society had been established in the area. . . . — Map (db m92147) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newport — NC-95 — The Home of William Julius "Judy" JohnsonBorn October 26, 1899 - Died June 14, 1989
In 1975 William Julius “Judy” Johnson became the first Delawarean elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. During his career, 1921 through 1936, Johnson was considered the best third baseman in the Negro Leagues. In 1935, Johnson . . . — Map (db m72633) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newport — Wilmington & Western Railroad
The Wilmington and Western Railroad. A 20-mile track between Wilmington and Landenberg (PA) was built in 1872 to furnish passenger and freight service to the communities and industry along the red clay valley. In 1883, the Baltimore and Ohio . . . — Map (db m46805) HM

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