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The nation's first scheduled steam railroad began in New Castle in 1831.

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  • New Castle, originally named Fort Casimir, was founded in 1651 by Peter Stuyvesant, who was sent to provide the Dutch with command of all river traffic.
    Because of its strategic location, ownership of the settlement was constantly changing. The flags of the Netherlands, Sweden and Great Britain have...Read MORE...


  • 1682 - William Penn takes control of New Castle
    The three counties which make up the state of Delaware were added to William Penn’s lands in America. In 1682, Penn came ashore at New Castle and...Read MORE...


  • New Castle, Delaware, USA
    Immanuel Church
    Founded 1689
    Built 1703
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  • 1704 - New Castle became the colonial capitol of Delaware.

    http://newcastlecity.delaware.gov/history/

  • 1776 – New Castle became the state capital, but the state moved its governmental seat to Dover the following year.

    http://newcastlecity.delaware.gov/history/

  • 1824 – New Castle was devastated by the Great Fire on Water Street, now known as The Strand.

    http://newcastlecity.delaware.gov/history/

  • 1831 – New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad opened. It was the first railroad in Delaware and one of the first in the nation.

    http://newcastlecity.delaware.gov/history/

  • 1854 - New Castle
    New Castle, a post-borough, capital of New Castle county, Delaware, on Delaware river, 5 miles S. from Wilmington, and 42 miles N. from Dover. It is...Read MORE...


  • 1875 – New Castle incorporated as a city under an act of the state legislature.

    http://newcastlecity.delaware.gov/history/

  • 1895 - New Castle
    New Castle, a city and port of entry of New Castle co., Delaware, on the Delaware River, and on the Delaware Railroad, 6 miles below Wilmington. It...Read MORE...


  • New Castle, Delaware, USA
    Court House
    Postcard
  • New Castle, Delaware, USA
    Delaware Auto Court
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  • News 1947 - INQUIRY INTO CRASH OF TWA PLANE STARTS.
    Wilmington, Del., Nov. 19, (AP) - The crash of a four-engined Constellation that killed all five occupants while attempting to land at the New Castle ...Read MORE...




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  • New Castle, originally named Fort Casimir, was founded in 1651 by Peter Stuyvesant, who was sent to provide the Dutch with command of all river traffic.
    Because of its strategic location, ownership of the settlement was constantly changing. The flags of the Netherlands, Sweden and Great Britain have... Read MORE...

  • 1682 - William Penn takes control of New Castle
    The three counties which make up the state of Delaware were added to William Penn’s lands in America. In 1682, Penn came ashore at New Castle and... Read MORE...

  • 1704 - New Castle became the colonial capitol of Delaware.

    http://newcastlecity.delaware.gov/history/
  • 1776 – New Castle became the state capital, but the state moved its governmental seat to Dover the following year.

    http://newcastlecity.delaware.gov/history/
  • 1824 – New Castle was devastated by the Great Fire on Water Street, now known as The Strand.

    http://newcastlecity.delaware.gov/history/
  • 1831 – New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad opened. It was the first railroad in Delaware and one of the first in the nation.

    http://newcastlecity.delaware.gov/history/
  • 1854 - New Castle
    New Castle, a post-borough, capital of New Castle county, Delaware, on Delaware river, 5 miles S. from Wilmington, and 42 miles N. from Dover. It is... Read MORE...

  • 1875 – New Castle incorporated as a city under an act of the state legislature.

    http://newcastlecity.delaware.gov/history/
  • 1895 - New Castle
    New Castle, a city and port of entry of New Castle co., Delaware, on the Delaware River, and on the Delaware Railroad, 6 miles below Wilmington. It... Read MORE...

  • News  1947 - INQUIRY INTO CRASH OF TWA PLANE STARTS.
    Wilmington, Del., Nov. 19, (AP) - The crash of a four-engined Constellation that killed all five occupants while attempting to land at the New Castle ... Read MORE...

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