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New Castle Courthouse

New Castle, Delaware
County of New Castle.
Delaware Street, between 2nd and 3rd Streets
National Register Number: 72000285
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Government - courthouse. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: State Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 28, 1972):
The Assembly of the Three Lower Counties (Delaware) met here from 1704 until May 1777. The first State legislature under the newly framed state constitution met here on October 28, 1776.

The courthouse is in good condition.

The landmark received the AASLH Leadership in History Award for restoration, 2008; Underground Railroad Network to Freedom designation as a site; and state-funded restoration was completed in 2007.

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