New Castle Cemetery

New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware

Cemetery: New Castle Cemetery
Other: Bethel Cemetery
Sign: No
Street: Route 273
City: New Castle
County: New Castle County
State: Delaware
Nation: USA
Zip: 19720
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: Up Route 273, just past Hare's Corner going towards Christiana
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural-mixed
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features: Just lies in a small set of woods next to a farm/field
Land Type: Public
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established: 1700's
Gravestones: 12
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Restoration: Unsure
Association: Unsure
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Paths: Paths
Trees: Trees
Granite: Markers Granite
Marble: Markers Marble
Other: Carvings Other
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Unmarked: Unsure
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Unsure
Weather problems: Yes
Pollution problems: No
Vandalized: Yes
Police report: No
VA: Gravestones-Broken
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Disturbing
Vegetation: Trees
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Drainage: Problem-Seasonal
Owner: City
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Commercial
Change: Smaller
Reason: Agriculture
Visited: Unknown
Archeology: No
Habitat: Yes
Contacted: Delaware Historical Society

The cemetery area should be cleared out of ground growth, at least around the head stones. At the very least, a small fence
should be placed around it. Also, the headstones should be cleaned and set properly, if possible.

Other Information
It's an old cemetery with some dates going back as far as the 1700's.

I don't know.

Update - 27 September 2003

According to the ADC street map for New Castle County, the name of the cemetery is Bethel. There is only a small house adjoining the cemetery. I believe there used to be a church that maintained the property at one time. The cemetery is completely enveloped by the woods. Driving by, there is

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