New Castle County Delaware

New Castle County Delaware was home to three signers of the Declaration of Independence, George Read, Thomas McKean, and Caesar Rodney and is the first county of the first state. The Federal-style Read House, built in 1801, was home of the son of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The first permanent settlement on Delaware soil was Fort Christina currently where Wilmington is. The Swedes first settle in 1640, then followed by the Dutch in 1651. New Castle County borders Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland to the west, the Delaware River to the east.

Size: 494 Square Miles
County Seat: Wilmington
Population 2000: 500,265
Median income for a household (2000): $50,419
Median income for a family (2000): $62,144

Arden (19810) Bear (19701) Blackbird (19734)
Brookside (19713) Christiana (19702) Claymont (19703)
Delaware City (19706) Edgemoor Elsmere (19805)
Fairfax (19803) Greenville (19807) Hockessin (19707)
Holly Oak (19809) Kirkwood (19708) Manor (19720)
Marshallton (19808) Middletown (19709) Minquadale (19720)
Montchanin (19710) New Castle Newark
Newport (19804) Odessa (19730) Port Penn (19731)
Rockland (19732) Saint Georges (19733) Stanton (19804)
Talleyville (19803) Townsend (19734) Westover Hills (19807)
Wilmington Winterthur (19735) Yorklyn (19736)

New Castle County Resources

New Castle Chamber of Commerce
Brandywine Valley Resources
New Castle County Delaware, The First County in the First State
New Castle County Police
New Castle County Recorder of Deeds
New Castle County Delaware USGenWeb

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