"New Castle, DE.... where the Penn came down" Top 5 Page for this destination New Castle by davecallahan

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wikipedia info: 5000 people living on the oceanside in 2100 households with 1400 families. The households are mostly dual-income with total annual of $56000.
it is the place that tradition has it that William Penn first landed.

a good general webpage for New Castle is:
http://www.newcastlecity.net/visitors/visitor_index.html

ZIPCODE 19720 and 19721 is New Castle in New Castle County
039-39-53N 075-33-55W
39.664712, -75.565392
Area Code 302

Some of the communities in New Castle:
Dobbinsville... http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/b98bd/
Rogers Manor... http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/b9b18/
Washington Park... http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/b9bdd/

interesting facts

original town name was Fort Kasimir then Trefaldigheet and New Amstel finally New Castle

New Castle fire department is called Good-Will Fire Company and has been in operation for 100 years.

The city symbols are the plow, the cow and the ship; these are in reference to the farming, the husbandry and the commerce that made the city prosper. The Police Department badge incorporates these symbols.

The traditional story is that William Penn, when he landed here, was given a small sapling in soil and a cup of local water to signify that he could have all the lands and waters in the area.

  • Last visit to New Castle: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated Oct 12, 2008
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