New Castle Common!

New Castle Common
Not numbered. New Castle County Visited: December 21, 2017 Plaque?  YES! 🙂
What is it? A blue and yellow plaque next to a statue of William Penn!
What makes it historical? THE PLAQUE SAYS: This land is part of a tract of one thousand acres set apart by William Penn in 1701 for the inhabitants of the town of New Castle. Trustees were appointed and incorporated by Penn’s heirs in 1764, whose successors still hold and manage the land.

OTHER TIDBITS: New Castle was one of the three “lower counties of Pennsylvania” that William Penn requested from the Duke of York in order to have access to Atlantic trade! The 1,068 acres of land upon which it was built were collectively known as the New Castle Common, and as early as 1764, the thirteen Trustees of The New Castle Common have been taking care of the historic and natural areas making up this swath of land!

How can I Help the Helpers? HERE’S HOW:

  • Go to work for the Delaware Public Archives!
  • Become a member of the New Castle Historical Society!
  • Be a responsible visitor! Please respect the signs and pathways, and treat all structures and artifacts with respect. They’ve endured a lot to survive into the present. They’ll need our help to make it into the future!
  • the future!

How do I find it? Listed Directions:
US 13, east side of highway, south of Wilmington 4.7 miles. Intersection with Basin Road.

25 E 2nd St
New Castle, DE 19720

From Dover: ~45mi (73km) — 0.8hrs
From Seaford: ~81mi (131km) — 1.4hrs
From Rehoboth Beach: ~87mi (141km) — 1.5hrs
From Wilmington: ~7mi (12km) — 0.2hrs

When should I go? Whenever the mood strikes you!

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