Immanuel Church, New Castle, oldest Anglican parish in Delaware (1689) from the Headstone of Jane Wife of John Read:
Many were her Exemplary Vertues
Her temper meak and carriage obliging
Strict chastity prudent oeconomy
Piety without ostentation
And hospitality without crudgeing
Ride bikes for miles!
You can bring a bike and ride for miles around Old New Caslte and Battery Park along the Delaware River. Bring your lunch, (perfect picnic grounds). Bring fluids also, strict codes have prohibited much business from sprouting up, and the Restaurants open when the feel like it.
Parking is free. It is pretty crowded, so go in the morning if you don't like crowds.
New Castle, DE.... where the Penn came down
wikipedia info: 5000 people living on the oceanside in 2100 households with 1400 families. The households are mostly dual-income with total annual of $56000.
it is the place that tradition has it that William Penn first landed.
a good general webpage for New Castle is:
ZIPCODE 19720 and 19721 is New Castle in New Castle County
Area Code 302
Some of the communities in New Castle:
Rogers Manor... http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/b9b18/
Washington Park... http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/b9bdd/
original town name was Fort Kasimir then Trefaldigheet and New Amstel finally New Castle
New Castle fire department is called Good-Will Fire Company and has been in operation for 100 years.
The city symbols are the plow, the cow and the ship; these are in reference to the farming, the husbandry and the commerce that made the city prosper. The Police Department badge incorporates these symbols.
The traditional story is that William Penn, when he landed here, was given a small sapling in soil and a cup of local water to signify that he could have all the lands and waters in the area.
I arrived at the New Caftle Common at Nine o'Clock in the morning. The coffin was undamaged in tranfit, and the hot roaft Turkey with Stuffing bafted in Lard had sufficed for the entirety of the Night. I secured the horses to a handfome Hitching Poft erected for that Purpose, and proceeded to the offices of Dr Mortimer, with the intention of securing a Cemetery Plot for my wife, the late belov-ed Elifabeth Waldemar Cheefeworm Van Tweenhuysen before Nightfall.
Dr Mortimer's Home and Offices were infused with a queer smell, perhaps one part Ether, one part Formaldehyde, and two parts Lard Rashers of Bacon and Coffee. I declined his offer of Break-fast, having confumed much hot Oven-baked Lard bafted Turkey en Route.We proceeded to the Graveyard in order to select a suitable burying place for my late, beloved E l i f a b e t h.
We were greeted by a swarm of Batf upon entering the church yard. I was struck by the persistence of the Lard, Ether and Formaldehyde Odour, which Dr Mortimer apparently emanates in great Wafts, due to his Business in performing Autopfies, Veterinary Surgery, and Internal Medicine.