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New Castle & Frenchtown Railroad

NC-26: Originally Installed 1932. Built 1832. One of the first railroads in the country. Extended from this point to Frenchtown on the Elk River. The important connecting link between the North and the South. Absorbed by Delaware Railroad in 1856.

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Landing Place of William Penn

NC-25: Originally Installed 1932 Near here October 27, 1682. William Penn first stepped on American soil. He proceeded to the fort and performed Livery of Seisin. “He took the key, there of . . . we did deliver unto him one turf with a twig upon it, a porringer with river water and soyle, in […]

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Fort Casmir

NC-23: Originally Installed in 1932 One hundred feet to the east of this point is the Site of Fort Casmir. Erected by Dutch 1651. Taken by Swedes 1654, also called Fort Trafaldigheets or Trinity, retaken by Dutch under Petrus Stuyvesant in person September 11, 1655.                     […]

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Historical Markers

The Delaware Public Archives operates the Historical Markers program as part of its mandate. Markers are placed at historically significant locations and sites across the state. For more information on this program, please contact Katie Hall at (302) 744-5036 or katie.hall@delaware.gov.     HISTORICAL MARKER CRITERIA & FORMS Have a suggestion for a marker? Please download […]

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Marking Delaware History with Historical Markers

This blog is part of a special behind the scenes series for Archives Month. Kate Fair, markers coordinator Delaware has over 570 historical markers located throughout the state. Historical markers are first proposed by members of the public, vetted for historical significance by the Delaware Public Archives, and financially sponsored by state senators and representatives. The Delaware Historical […]

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