Historical Markers in
New Castle County, Delaware

1313 Delaware Avenue 1315 Delaware Avenue A City’s Growing Demand for Water A French Legion Kept Watch Here A Pathway through the Past Abraham Shadd Family Address by President Abraham Lincoln African American Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial Aiken's Tavern Historic District Albert Gallatin Lewis Alexis I. duPont Middle School Allegheny Pachysandra Alumni Hall Ameraucana American Position Andean Condor Angora Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941) Anthony Anthony Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House Archmere Arrowwood Viburnum Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church Ashland Bridge Ashley Mansion Barred Rock Bath House Batteries Hentig and Dodd Battle of Cooch's Bridge Bayard Plot Beatrice Hartshorn (1897-1972) Bethel A.M.E. Church Bill McGowan Bird's Eye View Bishop Alfred Lee Black and White Ruffed Lemur Blackbird School (District No. 69) Blue Rock Community Club Bobcat Booker T. Washington School No. 109C Boswell Square Brandywine Springs Brandywine Village Brandywine Village and the Road to Yorktown Brinckle Family British Position Broad Dyke Brown v. Board of Education Buena Vista Building the C&D Canal Burr Family Vault Burrowing Owl Burton V. Wilmington Parking Authority Buttonwood School Caesar Rodney Monument Camp Brandywine Camp DuPont Canary-Naudine House & Store Captain John Evans Chair of Honor Chapel Charles Springer Chester-Bethel United Methodist Church Chester-Bethel United Methodist Church Veterans Memorial Chippey African Union Methodist Church Choptank Upon-the-Hill Christ Episcopal Church Christiana Presbyterian Church Christiana Public School #111-C Christiana United Methodist Church Christiern and Maria Brynberg Christopher Columbus Church of the Ascension City of Delaware City Veteran's Point Claymont Stone School Clearfield Farm Clifford Brown Coastal Defense Forts Collins-Blackburn Memorial Building Commanding Officer Quarters Commodore Thomas Macdonough Commodore's House Conservatory Conservatory Constructed by First Engineers Cool Spring Park Cox-Phillips-Mitchell Agricultural Complex Crane Hook Church Crossing the Delaware Daniel S. Frawley Stadium Deer Park Hotel Delaware & New Jersey WWII Submariners Memorial Delaware - Desert Shield / Desert Storm Memorial Delaware Blue Hen Delaware Chemical Engineering Company Delaware Children's Theatre Delaware City Fire Company Delaware City Fire Company Delaware City School No. 118C Delaware Medal of Honor Recipients and Those Who Died in Service Memorial Cenotaph Delaware Memorial Bridge Delaware Military Academy Delaware Militia Delaware Militia Delaware River and Bay Authority Veterans Dedication Delaware River and Bay Authority Vietnam Memorial Delaware Stadium Corporation Delaware Street Wharf Reconstruction Delaware: Trading with the world Delaware's Field of Valor Delaware's Independence Hall Delaware's Jewish Community Delcastle Domestication Origins Dorothy P. Miller: Champion of Preservation Dr. Joseph Capelle Dr. Walter J. Hullihen (1875-1944) Duncan Beard duPont Carillon Tower E. A. Trabant University Center Eagle Roll Mills East Terrace East Wall Letters Eastburn-Jeanes Mining Complex Ebenezer United Methodist Church Ebright Azimuth Edward's Playhouse Elizabeth Montgomery Elliott Hall Emalea Pusey Warner (1853-1948) Enjoy the Pencader Area Today Exploring the Past of Pencader Hundred Ezion-Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Fairfax, Delaware Fells Mill Historic District First African-American Schoolhouse In Hockessin First Flight of the Delaplane First Presbyterian Church Fishing, Hunting & Trapping Five Points Civil Association Fire Squad Bell Floated Across The River Floating Cabins and Skinning Shacks Forest Presbyterian Church Former Site of the Alston and Hunn Farms Former Site of the Delcastle Prison Farm Fort Casimir Fort Casimir: Key to the Early Delaware Valley Fort Christina Fort Christina Monument Fort Christina National Historic Landmark Fort DuPont Forty Acres Founder Frank E. Schoonover Studios Frank Furness Railroad District Freedom Lost French General Comte de Rochambeau and the French Army Memorial Frenchtown Railroad Sleepers Fruit Cellar Gardener's Cottage Gardens and Landscape Garesche, Bauduy, Deschappelle Families General Casimir Pulaski General Thomas Holcomb Geology George Abram Harter (1853-1943) George Evans House George Gillespie Evans (1815-1904) George Read George Read George Read Memorial Germans & German-Americans in The American War of Independence Gibraltar Golden Lion Tamarin / The Amazon River and Rainforest / White-faced Saki Grace Episcopal Church Graffiti Doors Grand Lodge of Delaware A.F.&A.M. Gravesite of Bishop Peter Spencer (1779-1843) and His Devoted Wife, Annes Greenbank Mill Grubb / Worth Mansion Grubb Family Burying Ground Gun Embrasure Gunning Bedford House Gunning Bedford, Jr. H. Fletcher Brown: The Man and the Vocational School Ha-Ha Hale-Byrnes House Harriet Tubman Harry Fletcher Brown (1867-1944) Harry Fletcher Brown (1867-1944) Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church Hendrickson House Henry Clay Village Hercules "Type A" Turbine Water Wheel Heronry on Pea Patch Island Hessian Soldiers Memorial Hickman Row Hiram Lodge No. 25 Historic Delaware City Historic Iron Ore Mining Historic Iron Ore Mining Historic Iron Ore Mining Historic Museum Historic Shipyards Historic Shipyards Hockessin Friends Meetinghouse Hockessin School #107C Holy Trinity Church Home of George Read How a Steam Locomotive Works How old is this tree? Howard High School Hugh Martin Morris (1878-1966) Hugh Rodney Sharp (1880-1968) Hugh Rodney Sharp (1880-1968) In Honor of All Veterans In Honor of All Veterans In Memoriam In Memoriam In Memory of John Hendrickson, Sr. In Memory of Philip and Lydia Laird In Memory of W. Emerson Wilson In the Beginning ... Iron Hill Iron Hill Iron Hill School #112-C Iron Hill School #112-C Iron Hill School #112C Iron Letters on the Church James Henry "Nip" Winters Jastak-Burgess Hall Jewish Veterans Memorial John A. Munroe ('36 B.A., '41 M.A.) John A. Perkins Student Center John Dickinson John Lewden House John McKinly Joseph Tatnall House Judge Ignatius C. Grubb Judge Morris Estate Kalmar Nyckel Kalmar Nyckel Monument Kent Hall Kentmere Parkway Kitchen Garden Knotty Pine Restaurant Korean War Memorial Korean War Memorial Korean War Veterans Memorial Kosciuszko Park Lafayette Lammot du Pont Laboratory Landing of the Swedes Landing Place of William Penn Last Mustering of The Delaware Continentals Laurel Hall Leah Roedel: First Lady of Parks Lincoln's Speech Locust Grove Lombardy Hall Looking Back… Looking Back… Looking Back… Looking Back… Looking Back… Looking Back… Lorraine Fleming Louis L. Redding City County Building Louis L. Redding Comprehensive High School Lynn W. Williams - Pioneer of Preservation Maj. Gen. James H. Wilson Major Peter Jaquett Market Square Marquis de Lafayette Marquis de Lafayette Marshallton Mary Porter Darrach House Mary Stewart-Cox House Mary Vining Mary Wansey Mason Dixon Line & the Boundaries of Delaware Mason Dixon Line & the Boundaries of Delaware Mayor John E. Babiarz Park McDonough Burial Ground McKinley McMullin House Mechanical Hall Meeteer House Meeting House 1816 Memorial Day Parade and Soldiers and Sailors Monument Memorial Hall Memories of Fox Point Mentors' Circle Michael S. Purzycki Riverwalk Middletown Middletown Academy Middletown World War I Memorial Midshipman John Stockton, United States Navy Milling in Pencader Hundred Mother Catherine Rosarii Mother Union American Methodist Episcopal Church Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church Mount Olive Cemetery Mount Pleasant Methodist Episcopal (ME) Church and Parsonage Mount Pleasant School Mount Salem U.M. Church Mount Salem United Methodist Church Mt. Zion Union American Methodist Episcopal (UAME) Church Natural history of the Delaware Estuary New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad New Castle Common New Castle County Vietnam Memorial New Castle Court House 1732 New Castle Hall New Castle Harbor New Castle United Methodist Church New Century Club New London Avenue School New London Road Community Newark Academy Newark Passenger Railroad Station Newark United Methodist Church Newark's New London Community North Memories of Brandywine Park North Porticos O. Webb Double House Odessa Of Rural New Castle County Officers Row Old Claymont High School Old College Old Delaware City Public School Old Drawyers Presbyterian Church Old Farmers Bank Old Fort Union American Methodist Episcopal Church Old Mill Stone Old Soldiers' Park Old St. Anne's Old St. Paul's Church Old Swedes Church Old Swedes' Church Old Town Hall Old Union Methodist Church Old Welsh Tract Church Oliver Evans (1755-1819) One Love Park Oriental Lodge #12, I.O.O.F. Original Site of the White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church Packet Alley Parade Grounds Pea Patch Island Pencader Heritage Museum Pencader Presbyterian Church Peniel United Methodist Church Penn Farm Pennington Bridge Penn's Place Pierre Samuel du Pont (1870-1954) Pierre Samuel DuPont de Nemours Memorial Poplar Hall Port Penn Front Range Light Port Penn Presbyterian Church Port Penn Schoolhouse Post Exchange Post Headquarters POW/MIA Chair of Honor Power Station Presbyterian Church Preserving the History of the Battlefield Pride of Delaware Lodge #349 IBPOEW Professor Theodore Wolf (1850-1909) Purple Heart Trail in Delaware R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home Radiated Tortoise Raub Hall Read House & Gardens Recitation Hall Recitation Hall Annex Red Panda Red Panda Conservation Reflecting Pool Rev. Dr. Francis Alison (1705-1779) Revolutionary War Patriots in the Immanuel Churchyard Revolutionary War Patriots in the Old Swedes Churchyard Richard Bassett Richardson Mill Riverview Cemetery Robert Kirkwood, Jr. Robert W. Gore, B.ChE., 1959 Robinson House Rockford Tower Rockland Mill Village Rockwood Rockwood Mansion Rodney Square Russell W. Peterson Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge Sailing on the C&D Canal Saint Joseph Church Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church Salem United Methodist Church Salesianum School Sally Port Samuel Carpenter House Samuel Chiles Mitchell (1864-1948) Samuel Francis Du Pont Samuel Kershaw House Samuel Patterson Samuel Rodmond Smith School Bell Scott AME Zion Church Scott Church Sgt. James P. Connor Memorial Circle Sgt. James P. Connor Memorial Circle Sgt. William Lloyd Nelson Shelby Collins House Sheriff's House and County Jail Shiloh Baptist Church Site of Bellanca Airfield Site of DuPont Airfield Site of Fort Casimir Site of Gilpin Mills Site of Harper Carey Store Site of Margaret Darrach House Site of Old Cathedral Cemetery Site of Tilton General Hospital Small But Mighty Smith's Bridge Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Soldiers and Sailors Monument South Market Street Bridge South Market Street Bridge Dedicated in Honor of Senator John E. Reilly, Sr. South Portico South Wilmington Spencer Plaza rain gardens are working to keep Wilmington's waterways clear! Squire Hall St. Anthony of Padua St. Hedwig's R.C. Church St. John African Methodist Church St. John the Baptist Church St. John The Evangelist Church St. John's Lodge No. 2 St. Mary's Church St. Mary's Church St. Michael's Day Nursery Steamboats & Ferries Stidham Family Suffrage Rally Sussex Hall Swedes Landing Trail Talbot's Fort Taylor's Bridge School The Ashton Tract The Battle of Cooch's Bridge The Battle of Cooch’s Bridge The Big Quarterly The Blue Ball Barn The Blue Ball Milk House The Cannery Lot The Cauffiel House and Estate The Chambers House The Cleaver House The Collins Park Bombings The Colonists The Community of Dunleith The Congregation of Crane Hook Church Built Holy Trinity Church 1698-1699 The Daniel Nichols House The Darley House The Delaware Continentals The Diamonds Walkway The Diving Bell The First House Constructed by Guido DeAscanis in 1932 The Great Railroad Boom The Great Railroad Boom The Great Railroad Boom The Green or Market Plaine The Guardian of Defenders Memorial The History of Rockland Village The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson The Hubbs House The Hundreds of Delaware The Hundreds of Delaware The Industrial Revolution The Industrial Track Trail The Industries of Newark The John Barbour Preserve The Judge Morris Estate The Lock at Delaware City The Lodge The Lynching of George White The Magnolia Circle The March Through Pencader The Monday Club The Monument The New World The Old Library The Park The Philadelphia Campaign The River Road The Roselle Grove The Royal Deux-Ponts Memorial The Starr House The Stewart House The Tatman Office The Tilton Mansion The Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad The Vandever's The Visitors Center The Wedge The Welcome Society of Pennsylvania The William Montgomery House The "Annie Oakleys": First Female Prison Guards in the United States The "Pink" Murphy House Theatre This Tree Was Living When William Penn Came to Pennsylvania Thomas Cleaver House Thomas Francis Bayard Thomas Garrett Thomas Price House Three Welsh Members Tilton Park Timeline of the Delaware River Townsend Townsend World War II Honor Roll Tweed's Tavern Union Lodge No. 5 A.F.&A.M. University of Delaware University of Delaware Van Dyke House Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Vic Willis Vic Willis Vietnam War Memorial Village of Arden Village of Christiana Village of Montchanin Village of Port Penn Visitor Center Votes for Women Votes for Women Votes for Women W.H. Miller House W.H. Miller Rental Property Walnut Street YMCA Washington Street Bridge Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Washington's Reconnaissance Waterfront at Delaware City Wawaset Park Webb-Jefferson House Welcome to Fox Point State Park Welsh Tract Welsh Tract Wetland Ways What Is This? Wilbur Owen Sypherd (1877-1955) Wild-Cleaver House William Julius "Judy" Johnson William Marriott Canby Memorial William Penn William Poole Bancroft Memorial William "Judy" Johnson Park Willingtown Square Wilmington Wilmington & Western Railroad Wilmington Friends Meeting Wilmington Friends School Wilmington Historic Trail Wilmington Veterans Memorial Wings of Thought Winifred J. Robinson (1867-1962) Witherspoon Tavern Women's Suffrage Parade Wooddale Bridge Woodlawn Trustees, Inc. / William Poole Bancroft World War II World War II Wounded Combat Veterans Memorial WWII Memorial Yoshino Cherry Your Gateway to Pencader Heritage "K. C." and "B. C." Stones "M. B." Stone "Old Fire Bell" "Sign of the Ship" Tavern
In 1954, the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education was filed in the District of Delaware. The case, which challenged the constitutionality of racial segregation in public schools, was one of the most important civil rights cases in American history.
New Castle County, located in the state of Delaware, has a rich and diverse history dating back to the earliest European settlements in the region. The area was originally home to the Lenape Native American tribe before Dutch explorers arrived in the early 17th century. The colony of New Sweden was established in the mid-1600s, but it was eventually taken over by the Dutch and later the English, who named the area New Castle after the city in England.

In the 18th century, New Castle County played a significant role in the American Revolution. It was home to several key figures, including Caesar Rodney, who famously rode from Delaware to Philadelphia to cast the deciding vote for American independence. The area was also a critical shipping and trading port, attracting merchants and businessmen from all over the region.

As the 19th century dawned, New Castle County transitioned from an agrarian society to an industrial hub. The growth of the county was fueled by the construction of canals and railroads, which brought prosperity and commerce to the area. Industries such as textiles, paper, and shipbuilding thrived during this time, attracting a wave of immigrants who found work and settled in the county.

In the 20th century, New Castle County experienced rapid urbanization and suburbanization. Wilmington, the county seat, grew into a major financial and corporate center, with the presence of large banking and chemical industries. The county also saw significant population growth, as people moved from rural areas to live closer to employment opportunities. In recent decades, New Castle County has focused on attracting high-tech industries and promoting economic development while preserving its historical landmarks and natural beauty.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of New Castle County, Delaware.

  • New Castle County is founded by Dutch colonists and named after the city of Nieuw-Amstel, which later becomes New Castle, in 1664.
  • In 1682, New Castle County becomes part of the newly formed British colony of Delaware.
  • During the American Revolutionary War, New Castle County sees military action, including the Battle of Cooch's Bridge in 1777.
  • In 1801, the state capital is moved from New Castle to Dover, but New Castle County remains an important economic and cultural center.
  • The Industrial Revolution leads to the growth of manufacturing and industry in New Castle County in the 19th century.
  • In the early 20th century, New Castle County experiences rapid urbanization and population growth.
  • During World War II, New Castle County becomes a military hub with the construction of the New Castle Army Air Base.
  • After the war, New Castle County continues to grow and develop, becoming a major center for banking, finance, and healthcare.