New Castle, Delaware
Community History and Archaeology Program 

Rea & Price Map of New Castle County (1849)
Zoomable Version

The 74 or so numbered school houses are highlighted in red. Public school districts (dotted lines) from the legend appear to be one to one with the school houses. Private schools had existed since the 1650's. Scharf (1888) lists >100 schools in Wilmington alone prior to 1850. Public schools started after the 1829 act for the establishment of free schools.

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Map courtesy of Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs.
Digitization by the Qoro company.
Jim Meek, NC-CHAP 2010