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  • The most interesting note is that the northern border of the state is defined as being an arc extending 12 miles from the top spire of the courthouse in New Castle-this line is known as Twelve-Mile Circle.

    Kentucky Sports Radio 2008


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  • arc border between PA (Pennsylvania) & DE (Delaware) whose center is New Castle, Delaware

    Its existence dates from a deed to William Penn from the Duke of York on August 24, 1682, which granted Penn:

    “ all that the Towne of Newcastle otherwise called Delaware and All that Tract of Land lying within the Compass or Circle of Twelve Miles about the same scituate lying and being upon the River Delaware in America And all Islands in the same River Delaware and the said River and Soyle thereof lying North of the Southermost part of the said Circle of Twelve Miles about the said Towne.


    March 20, 2011