New Castle-Frenchtown TurnpikeDE
The New Castle-Frenchtown Turnpike began in 1809 as a way of moving commerce from the Delaware River to the Chesapeake Bay. The turnpike was replaced by a railroad in 1828. The railroad runs about a mile south of the original turnpike. The turnpike ran northwest out of New Castle and ran west along what is now Frenchtown Road to Hare's Corner. From there, the road ran southwest to State Road. At Glasgow the turnpike turned towards Frenchtown. Pulaski Highway (U.S. Route 40) follows the path of the old turnpike between New Castle and Glasgow.
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Last updated: 2010-09-16 12:38:36