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In memory of George Read signer of the Constitution of the United States by the Delaware State Society, NSDAR, in this year Bicentennial year 1987.
(Inscription on tomb stone) George Read born A.D. September 1732 Died 21st September 1798-Member…
Soldier of the Civil War, Lieutenant 4 Delaware Infantry 1862, Captain 4 Delaware Infantry 1863, Brevetted Major U.S. Volunteers and awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallant and meritorious services.
Sacred to the memory of Pierre Samuel DuPont de Nemours-Knight of the Order of Vasa, of the Legion of Honor and of the Order of Du Lis, Counselor of State, Member of the First Constituent Assembly, President of the Council of Ancients and member o…
Signer of the
Declaration of Independence
We mutually pledge to
each other our lives, our fortunes
and our sacred honor
Wounded in Battle
of Lake Ontario May 28th
Died at Kingston Canada
May 30th 1813 aged 26 years
[Also on monument]
Born 1755, Died Oct. 29, 1822
An Officer of the Revolution.
Born April 4, 1781
John Aicken · Archibald Alexander · Gov. Gunning Bedford
John Bird · James Booth, Sr. · James Carter
The Rev. Robert Clay · Thomas Clay · William Clay
Dr. Mark Elliot · Stephen Gi…
To the memory of
My beloved Husband
Capt. John Evans.
Of 2nd Reg. Del. Vols.
After having distinguished himself
at the Battles of Gains Mills [sic],
Savage Station, Peach Orchard,
White Oak, Malvern Hill,
New Castle has a long history as a national transportation link. In the 1820s a turnpike connected ships on the Delaware River with ships on the Chesapeake Bay. However, the turnpike was in poor condition. Progressive town leaders saw possibilitie…
Built in 1732 as the statehouse for Pennsylvania's "Three Lower Counties on the Delaware," the New Castle Court House was the scene of a dramatic vote on June 15, 1776 when the colonial assembly declared independence from both Great Britain and Pe…
The Old Library was designed by Philadelphia architect, Frank Furness, and built by the New Castle Library Company in 1892.
The Library Company, chartered in 1812, had housed its collection of classics and law books in the Academy (built in 1799)…