Welcome to Frank Brusca's
Facebook   Twitter
Random Page
US 40 Shield
The best source of historic and contemporary information for America's finest transcontinental highway.
If you see a page you like, bookmark it with the social media links below.

Old Road

New Castle-Frenchtown Turnpike


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.

View New Castle-Frenchtown Turnpike in a larger map

View user comments below.

New Castle-Frenchtown Railroad

For more information:

User Comments · Add a Comment


No comments have been posted.

Feedback: Do you have corrections or contributions for this page? Want to make a suggestion? Click here to send me an e-mail. I am espcially interested in memories, stories, postcards and photographs. Thanks!


Last updated: 2010-09-16 12:38:36

  Works best with Firefox.


Frank X. Brusca. All rights reserved.

Contact · About · Advertising · Terms · Privacy · Legal
Hosted by 1&1