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These tours, called "A Day in Olde New Castle", are usually held on the third Saturday of May.
Householders dress in colonial costumes and an admittance fee is collected which is used toward the maintenance of the town's many historic buildings.
Many smaller houses were torn down and replaced in this era.
In February 1777, John Mc Kinly was elected the first President of Delaware (a title later renamed "Governor").
During the Revolution, when New Castle was besieged by William Howe, the government elected to move its functions south to Dover in May 1777.
Mc Kinley was captured by the British and held prisoner for several months.
In June the town holds its annual Separation Day celebration.
On April 28, 1961, an F3 tornado hit the north side.
We are committed to helping singles in Delaware find love every day by narrowing the field from thousands of single prospects to match you with a select group of compatible matches.The 16-mile (26 km) portage between the Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay saved a 400-mile (640 km) trip around the Delmarva Peninsula, so this brought passengers, goods, and business to New Castle's port.In the years following the Revolution, a turnpike was built to facilitate travel between the two major waterways.Later, New Castle became the eastern terminus of the New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad, the second-oldest rail line in the country, launched in 1828 with horse-drawn rail cars, then converting to steam power when an engine was purchased from Great Britain in 1832.The line traversed the Delmarva Peninsula, running to the Elk River, Maryland, from where passengers changed to packet boats for further travel to Baltimore and points south.