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New Castle
New Castle County, Delaware

ZipCodes
19720




Page Contents for New Castle, Delaware

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Libraries.



Statistics & Facts

The Delaware state capital is Dover.
The population of New Castle is approximately 4,837 (1990), 5285 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,006 (1990), 2331 (2010).
The amount of land area in New Castle is 5.759 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.251 sq kilometers.
The distance from New Castle to Washington DC is 97 miles.
The distance to the Delaware state capital is 35 miles. (as the crow flies)
New Castle is positioned 39.66 degrees north of the equator and 75.57 degrees west of the prime meridian.
New Castle elevation is 19 feet above sea level.

Location

in northern Delaware, south of Wilmington.
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History & History Related Items

New Castle was the first capital of the state of Delaware. It was also one of Delaware's first settlements. Because of its good harbor, it was a busy port for years until Wilmington's harbor became more used due to its closeness to Philadelphia.

Three signers of the Declaration of Independence lived here: George Read, Thomas McKean and George Ross, Jr.
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The settling of New Castle

1651


Attractions

Rockwood Ice Cream Festival
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New Castle Libraries

New Castle Public Library
424 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: 302.328.1995
FAX: 302.328.4412

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