Place:New Castle, Delaware, United States

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NameNew Castle
Alt namesAppoquinimink Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
Blackbird Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
Brandywine Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
Christiana Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
Mill Creek Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
New Castlesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
New Castle Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
Pencader Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
Red Lion Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
St. George's Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
White Clay Creek Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
Wilmington Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.617°N 75.617°W
Located inDelaware, United States     (1664 - )
Contained Places
Unknown
Mill Creek Hundred
Administrative region
Brandywine Hundred
Cemetery
All Saints Cemetery ( 1958 - )
Asbury Cemetery
Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery
Christiana Presbyterian Church Cemetery ( 1732 - )
Head of Christiana Cemetery
Lower Brandywine Cemetery
Mount Olive Cemetery ( 1914 - )
Red Lion Methodist Church Cemetery
Saint Georges Cemetery ( 1698 - )
Saint Joseph on the Brandywine ( 1841 - )
St. Paul's Old Catholic Cemetery ( c. 1846 - )
Census-designated place
Claymont
Greenville
North Star
Pike Creek
Wilmington Manor
Hundred
Appoquinimink
Inhabited place
Afton
Ainsley Woods
Airmont Acres
Alapocas
Alban Park
Albertson Park
Albertson
Albion
Amaranth
Anglesey
Aniline Village
Arbour Park
Arc Corner
Arden
Ardencroft
Ardentown
Armstrong
Arundel
Ashland
Ashley Heights
Ashley
Auburn Hills
Auburn
Augustine Beach
Augustine Hills
Augustine
Avalon
Barkley
Barley Woods
Basin Corner
Bay View Beach
Bayview Manor
Beacon Hill
Bear
Beaver Valley
Becks Landing
Beech Hill
Beechers Lot
Beechwold
Belford Manor
Bella Vista
Bellefonte
Bellevue Hills
Bellevue
Bellewood
Belltown Woods
Belmoor
Belvedere
Belvidere
Benton
Berkeley Farms
Berkeley Ridge
Bestfield
Beverly Woods
Biddles Corner
Bigger Tract
Birch Knoll
Birch Pointe
Birchwood Park
Birds Corner
Blackbird Landing
Blackbird
Blue Ball
Boulder Brook
Boxwood
Boyds Corner
Brackenville Woods
Brackenville
Brandon
Brandywine Forge
Brandywine Springs Manor
Brandywine Springs
Brandywood
Breezewood II
Brick Store
Bridleshire Farms
Bristle Knoll
Brookhaven
Brookhill Farms
Brookland Terrace
Brookmeade
Brookmont Farms
Brookside
Brookview
Buckingham Heights
Cameron Hills
Cantebury
Canterbury Hills
Capital Trail Farms
Caravel Farms
Cardiff
Carousel Knoll
Carrcroft Crest
Carrcroft
Carriage Run
Castle Apartments
Castle Hills
Catalina Gardens
Cedar Brae Farm
Cedar Farms
Cedars Knoll
Cedars
Centennial Village
Centerville
Chalfonte
Chambersville
Champlin Village
Chapel Hill
Charter Oaks
Cherry Hill
Choate
Christiana Green
Christiana Landing
Christiana Village
Christiana
Christina Manor
Church Hill
Claridge Court
Clay Acres
Claymont Addition
Claymont Heights
Claymont Manor
Claymont Terrace
Claymont Village
Clearview Manor
Cleland Heights
Clermont
Coach Hill
Coffee Run
Cokesbury Village
Collins Beach
Collins Park
Colonial Heights
Colonial Woods
Colony Hills
Concord Hills
Concord Towers
Concord
Cooper Farm
Corbit
Corner Ketch
Cornish Hills
Cottage Mill
Countryside Farms
Coventry
Covered Bridge Farms
Cranston Heights
Crestfield
Cricket Hill
Cristine Manor
Crystal Run Farm
Daniels Tract
Darley Woods
Dartmouth Woods
Deacons Walk
Deakyneville
Deep Branch Farm
Deer Run
Deerhurst
Delaire
Delaney Corner
Delaplane Manor
Delaware City
Delaware Heights
Delaware Junction
Delpark Manor
Delwoods
Delwynn
Devonshire
Dexter Corners
Dragon Run Terrace
Drummond North
Drummond Ridge
Duncan Glen
Duncan Village
Duncan Woods
Dunleith
Dunlinden Acres
Duponts Landing
Duross Heights
Dutch Neck Farms
Eagles Nest Landing
East Minquadale
Eastburn Acres
Eastburn Farms
Eastburn Heights
Ebright
Eden Park Gardens
Edenridge
Edgebrooke
Edgemoor
Elliots Addition
Elmhurst
Elmwood
Elsmere
Evergreen Acres
Evergreen Farms
Fairfax Farms
Fairfax
Fairfield
Fairthorne
Fairway Falls
Fairwinds
Faulkland Heights
Faulkland Woods
Faulkland
Fennimore Landing
Fern Hook
Fieldsboro
Flemings Landing
Forest Brook Glen
Forest Hills Park
Forest
Fort Delaware
Forwood
Foulk Woods
Four Seasons Park
Four Seasons
Fox Chase Park
Fox Meadow
Fox Woods
Foxfield
Foxfire
Frasers Corner
Fredericks Addition
Gams Crest
Gander Hill
Garfield Park
Gateway Farms
Georgian North Hills
Glasgow Court
Glasgow Pines
Glasgow
Glendale
Glenside Farms
Glenville
Goose Point
Granogue
Graylyn Crest
Great Good Place
Great Oak Farms
Green Acres
Green Meadow
Green Spring Farm
Green Spring
Green Valley
Greenbank
Greenbridge
Greenleaf Manor
Greenmount
Greenshire
Greenville Development
Greenville Manor
Greenville Place
Grendon Farms
Greylag
Gristmill Woods
Grubbs Corner
Grubbs Landing
Gumwood
Guyencourt
Gwinhurst
H and H Corner
Hamilton Park
Hampton
Hanbys Corner
Hares Corner
Harmony Hills
Haverford
Hazeldell
Heather Valley
Heather Woods
Heatherbrooke
Heatherton
Henderson Heights
Henry Clay
Heritage Farms
Heritage
Hickory Hill
Hickory Ridge
Hickory Woods
High Point
Highland Meadows
Highland West
Highland Woods
Hillcrest
Hillendale
Hillside Heights
Hillstream
Hilltop Manor
Hockessin Park
Hockessin
Holiday Hills
Hollingsworth Development
Holloway Terrace
Holly Hills
Holly Knoll
Holly Oak Terrace
Holly Oak
Horseshoe Hill
Hunting Hills
Hyde Park
Idela
Indian Field
Iron Gates
Iron Hill
Ivy Ridge
Jamestowne
Jamisons Corner
Jarrell Farms
Jefferson Farms
Keeney
Kershaw Acres
Keystone
Kiamensi Gardens
Kiamensi Heights
Kimberton
Kings Croft
Kings Ridge
Kinston Acres
Kirkwood Gardens
Kirkwood
Lakecroft II
Lamatan I
Lamatan II
Lambeth Riding
Lancashire
Lancaster Court
Lancaster Village
Landers Park
Landlith
Larchmont
Lauren Farms
Liberty
Liftwood
Limestone Acres
Limestone Gap
Limestone Gardene
Limestone Hills
Lindamere
Lindell Square
Lindell Village
Linden Green Apartment
Linden Heath
Linden Hill
Linden Square
Little Baltimore
Little Jersey
Log Run
Longwood
Lorewood Grove
Loveville
Lynford
Lynnfield
Madelyn Gardens
Manette Heights
Manley
Manor Park
Maplecrest
Marabou Meadows
Marshallton Green
Marshallton Heights II
Marshallton
Marydale
Masonicville
Mayfield
Mayview Manor
McClellandville
McDonough
Meadow Vista
Meadowbrook Farms South
Meadowbrook Farms
Meadowood
Mechanicsville
Meeting House Hill
Meeting House Meadows
Melanie
Melody Meadows II
Melody Meadows
Mendenhall Village
Mermaid Run
Mermaid
Middleboro Crest
Middleboro East
Middleboro Manor
Middletown
Midvale
Midvalf
Milford Crossroads
Milford Meadows
Mill Creek
Millside
Milltown
Minquadale
Mockingbird Hill
Monroe Park
Montchan
Montchanin
Montclare
Monterey Farms
Montgomery Woods
Moores Acres
Mount Cuba
Naaman
Naamans Gardens
Nanticoke Farms
New Castle Industrial Park
New Castle ( 1651 - )
Newark Oaks
Newark
Newport Heights
Newport
Nonatum Mills
Normandy Manor
North Minister
North Star Addition
Northcrest
Northhurst
Northshire
Nottingham Manor
Oak Hollow
Oak Lane Manor
Oakdale
Oakland
Oakwood Hills
Odessa Heights
Odessa
Ogletown
Old Mill Manor
Overlook Colony
Overview Gardens
Owls Nest
Palm Springs Manor
Parkridge at Bellevue
Parkside
Parkwood
Peikin Park
Penarth
Pencader Farms
Pencader Village
Pencader
Pendrew Manor
Penn Acres South
Penn Acres
Penn Rose
Penndrew Manor
Pennington
Pennock
Penny Acres
Pennyhill Terrace
Pennyhill
Penrock
Pentland
Pepper Ridge
Perth
Phillips Heights
Piermont Woods
Pierson Farms
Pigeon Run
Pike Creek Valley
Pine Swamp Corner
Pine Tree Corners
Pine Valley Farms
Pinecrest
Pleasant Hills
Plum Run
Point Breeze
Port Penn
Porter Square
Porter
Prices Corner Center
Prices Corner
Princeton Wood II
Quail Ridge
Quaker Hill
Quarryville
Raintree Village
Rambleton Acres
Red Lion
Red Mills Farms
Redmont
Richardson Park
Ridgewood
Riveredge Park
Rivers End
Riverside Addition
Riverside
Riverview Gardens
Robscott Manor
Rock Manor
Rockland Woods
Rockland
Rockwood Hills
Rockwood Woods
Rogers Corners
Rolling Hills
Rolling Meadows
Rolling Ridge
Rose Hill Gardens
Rosegate
Roselle Terrace
Roseville Park
Runnymeade
Ruthby
Rutherford
Saienni Farms
Saint Georges Heights
Saint Georges
Salem Village
Salem Woods
Scarborough Park
Scottfield
Sedgley Farms
Seton Villa
Seton
Sharpley
Sheffield Manor
Shelley Farms
Shenandoah
Sheridan Square
Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Park
Shingle Landing
Shipley Heights
Shipley Ridge
Shipley Woods
Silver Springs
Silverbrook Gardens
Silverbrook
Silverside Heights
Silverside
Silview
Skyline Crest
Skyline Orchard
Skyline Ridge
Smith Mill Farms
Snug Hill
South Wilmington
Southwood
Spring Valley
Stage Road Development
Stanton
Stave Landing
Stirrup Farms
Stonehaven
Stoneridge
Stones Throw
Stony Crest
Stratford
Stuyvesant Hills
Sugar Loaf Chase
Summer Hill
Summit Bridge
Summit View
Surrey Park
Swallow Hill
Swanwyck
Sycamore Farms
Sycamore Gardens
Talley Brook
Talleys Corner
Talleyville
Tavistock
Taylors Bridge
Taylors Corner
Taylortown
Tenby Chase
Tent
The Bluffs
The Cedars
The Elms
The Highlands
The Hills of Skyline
The Island
The Pines of Pike Creek
The Villa
The Village of Drummond Hill
The Woods
Thomas Landing
Thompson
Thorntown
Timber Ridge
Top of the Wedge
Townsend
Tree Top Valley
Trepagnier
Tuxedo Park
Twin Oaks
Tybouts Corner
Tybrook
Valley Run
Valley View
Vandyke
Varlano
Victoria Woods
Vintage Village
Walnut Hill
Walnut Ridge
Washington Heights
Wawaset Park
Ways Corner
Weatherhill Farms
Weber Tract
Webster Farm
Wedge Hills
Wedgewood
Weldin Farms
Weldin Park
Weldin Woods
Wellington Hills
Wellington Woods
Welshire
Wembly
West Farm
West Minquadale
West Riding
Westerloo
Westgate Farms
Westminster
Westover Hills
Westwood Manor
Whilton
White Briar
Whites Village
Wickwood
Wiggins Mill
Williamsburg
Willow Run
Wilmington Manor Gardens
Wilmington ( 1638 - )
Wilson
Windsor Hills
Windward
Windy Bush
Windy Hills
Windy Mill Park
Winterbury
Winterthur
Wood Mill
Wood Wards Addition
Woodbrook
Woodcreek
Woodcrest
Wooddale
Woodland Park
Woodland
Woodridge
Woodshade
Woodside Manor
Wrangle Hill
Wycliff
Wynnewood
York Towne
Yorklyn Ridge
Yorklyn
Yorkshire
Populated place
Pleasantville
Unknown
Brandywine
Mount Pleasant
Smyrna
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

New Castle County is the northernmost of the three counties of the U.S. state of Delaware. As of the 2010 census, its population was 538,479, an increase of 7.6% over the previous decade. The county seat is Wilmington. The center of population of Delaware is located in New Castle County. It is the most affluent of the three counties in the state of Delaware. In addition it is the smallest in area but largest in population. New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon took office on November 13, 2012.

This county is part of the Delaware Valley area.

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History

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The first permanent European settlement on Delaware soil was Fort Christina, resulting from Peter Minuit's 1638 expedition on the Swedish vessels Fogel Grip and Kalmar Nyckel. The Swedes laid out the town at the site of modern-day Wilmington. They contracted with the Lenape Native Americans for land of Old Cape Henlopen north to Sankikans (Trenton Falls), and inland as far as they desired. However, a dispute ensued between the Swedes and the Dutch, who asserted a prior claim to that land.

In 1640, New Sweden was founded a few miles south of Christina. In 1644, Queen Christina appointed Lt. Col. Johan Printz as Governor of New Sweden. She directed boundaries to be set and to reach Cape Henlopen north along the west side of Godyn's Bay (Delaware Bay), up the South River (Delaware River), past Minquas Kill (Christina River), to Sankikans (Trenton Falls). Printz settled on Tinicum Island, as the seat of government and capital of the New Sweden colony.

Peter Stuyvesant, Governor of New Netherland, sailed up the South River in 1651. He purchased land from the Lenape that covered Minquas Kill to Bompties Hook (Bombay Hook); the Lenape had sold part of the property to the Swedes in 1638. Stuyvesant began to build Fort Casimir (contemporary New Castle).

In 1654, Johan Risingh, Commissary and Councilor to the Governor Lt. Col. Printz, officially assumed Printz's duties and began to expel all Dutch from New Sweden. Fort Casimir surrendered and was renamed Fort Trinity in 1654. The Swedes had complete possession of the west side of the Delaware River. On June 21, 1654, the Lenape met with the Swedes to reaffirm the purchase.

Having learned of the fall of Fort Casimir, the Dutch sent Stuyvesant to drive the Swedes from both sides of the river. They allowed only Dutch colonists to settle in the area and on August 31, 1655, the territory was converted back to Fort Casimir. Consequently, Fort Christina fell on September 15 to the Dutch and New Netherland ruled once again. John Paul Jacquet was immediately appointed Governor, making New Amstel the capital of the Dutch-controlled colony.

As payment for regaining the territory, the Dutch West India Company conveyed land from the south side of Christina Kill to Bombay Hook, and as far west as Minquas land. This land was known as the Colony of The City. On December 22, 1663, the Dutch transferred property rights to the territory along the Delaware River to England.

In 1664, the Duke of York, James, was granted this land by King Charles II. One of the first acts by the Duke was to order removal of all Dutch from New Amsterdam; he renamed New Amstel as New Castle. In 1672, the town of New Castle was incorporated and English law ordered. However, in 1673, the Dutch attacked the territory, reclaiming it for their own.

On September 12, 1673, the Dutch established New Amstel in present-day Delaware, fairly coterminous with today's New Castle County. The establishment was not stable, and it was transferred to the British under the Treaty of Westminster on February 9, 1674. On November 6, 1674, New Amstel was made dependent on New York Colony, and was renamed New Castle on November 11, 1674.

On September 22, 1676, New Castle County was formally placed under the Duke of York's laws. It gained land from Upland County on November 12, 1678.

On June 21, 1680, St. Jones County was carved from New Castle County. It is known today as Kent County, Delaware. On August 24, 1682, New Castle County, along with the rest of the surrounding land, was transferred from the Colony of New York to the possession of William Penn, who established the Colony of Delaware.

  • 1673 - 1682 Information Source: 'NEW YORK: Atlas of Historical County Boundaries by Kathryn Ford Thorne and John H. Long.

"In the local government of seventeenth century England, the justice of the peace was the key figure. Collectively, the justices composed the county court which governed the county......." In September 1673, a Dutch council established a court at New Castle with the boundaries defined as north of Steen Kill (present-day Stoney Creek) and south to Bomties Hook (renamed Bombay Hook). In 1681, a 12-mile arc was drawn to specifically delineate the northern border of New Castle County as it currently exists. In 1685, the western border was finally established by King James II; this was set as a line from Old Cape Henlopen (presently Fenwick) west to the middle of the peninsula and north up to the middle of the peninsula to the 40th parallel of Latitude.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1664 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1790 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 19,688
1800 25,361
1810 24,429
1820 27,899
1830 29,720
1840 33,120
1850 42,780
1860 54,797
1870 63,515
1880 77,716
1890 97,182
1900 109,697
1910 123,188
1920 148,239
1930 161,032
1940 179,562
1950 218,879
1960 307,446
1970 385,856
1980 398,115
1990 441,946

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