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New Castle County, Delaware

Quick Facts:

The county is named after the city of New Castle, which was called New Amstel by the Dutch who settled there before being forced out by the British under William Penn.

Founded: 1637
County Seat: Wilmington
Website: nccde.org

Total Area: 494 Square Miles
Land: 426 Square Miles
Water: 67 Square Miles

2010 population: 538,479 – The 2000 Population was 500,265

Incorporated Towns – Year of Incorporation
*Arden –
*Ardencroft –
*Ardentown –
*Bellefonte –
*Delaware City – 1851
*Elsmere
Middletown – 1861
*New Castle –
*Newark – 1758
*Newport –
Odessa – 1873
Townsend – 1885
*Wilmington – 1731

* Located North of the C&D Canal