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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)…
Here lie the remains of
Wife of George Wansey
of Towanda, Bradford Co., Pa.
She died at Sea Aug. 8th. 1842
on her return from Italy
aged 37 years.
In 1857 New Castle County constructed a new prison complex on this site. Designed by famous Philadelphia architect, Samuel Sloan, the facility had two parts. The Sheriff's House (seen at left in this 1893 photo) provided a roomy residence for the …
In 1854, a Methodist Society was organized in the African American community in New Castle. Not long after the society's inception, the group adopted the name Mount Salem Methodist Church and purchased land on which to build a church. Mount Salem'…